I prefer a crystal clear sweat wort going into the kettle, and crystal clear bitter wort into the fermenter. Some don’t concern themselves with cloudiness in either case but I like the results I am getting so I’ll keep doing it.
This is what I do: I recirculate my mash the entire 90 min to filter the wort thru the grain bed. I use a Brew Bag inside the MLT to aid in the filtration and a RIMS tube to maintain temp. I also use Brewtan B in my strike liquor. Once the mash is complete I reroute the flow of the crystal clear wort into the kettle.
After the boil and cooling, I let the trüb settle into the bottom of the kettle below the drain (~ 1 gal). I give it ~30 minutes to settle while I clean the MLT, the RIMS tube, plumbing, and whatever else needs it. I still get a bit of trüb in the FV at the beginning of run off but the majority in the middle is crystal clear. I could wait longer I suppose. Again, I use Brewtan B in the boil at 16 minutes and Whirlflock at 5 min.
Using this process, I lower my BH efficiency because I leave wort behind in the kettle with the trüb. I plan to get 5 gal in a keg so I shoot for 6.5 gal at the end of boil to get 5.5 gal in the FV.
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