When to strain?

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When to strain?

Postby BobbyK » Thu Nov 28, 2002 6:42 pm

If I'm doing a pale ale and using extract, a pound of Crystal in a bag, and using pellets, is it neccessary to strain the wort into the primary? I'm a relative newby, learning from books and there doesn't seem to be a hard and fast rule. Under what circumstances is it absolutely necessary or at least strongly advisable to strain the wort?
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dont worry

Postby KernvilleBrew » Thu Nov 28, 2002 7:40 pm

NO, dont worry about straining the wort, I have been brewing for 5 years and have never stained my wort. Hope this helps
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Me too

Postby Freon12 » Fri Nov 29, 2002 1:16 pm

I have only strained once, and it had no effect, the beer cleared well both ways.
I advise whirlpooling and letting it fly.

Freon-"one of the makers of Beertools wit"
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Thanks guys!

Postby BobbyK » Fri Nov 29, 2002 1:42 pm

I ran into a couple of passages in some books that said something like, "after you strain the wort into the primary fermenter...". That concerned me. I had visions of hunks of 'matter' swimming around my Pale Ale. I now know if I'm careful with my siphoning I should be OK.
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