Post Number: 86
|Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 06:45 pm: ||
For those of you using the Therminator (or any counterflow chiller, I suppose), do any of you somehow strain the wort as it leaves the kettle? I have done 3 batches with my Therminator now and I realise I have very little trub left in the kettle which means it's going into the fermentor. Is this something I should be dealing with? If so, how do you handle it? Thanks.
Post Number: 295
|Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 06:54 pm: ||
I have a stainless steel scrubby on the end of my pickup tube inside the kettle.
The purpose of the scrubby is two fold. One, it cuts back on the amount of trub and break material in the fermenter and two, I can use whole hops without hop socks.
Post Number: 497
|Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 07:24 pm: ||
I do the same thing, and always include some whole hops in my brews. The whole hops then act to help filter trub.
My SS scrubbies come from Gordon Food Service.
Post Number: 34
|Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 10:03 pm: ||
I use a stainless false bottom in my sanke kettle and always use whole hops. The hops do a great job of filtering the trub.