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Transferring Hop Trub to the Fermenter


Kent Reuille - Wesley Chapel, Florida asks,

What effect on the final product does putting all of the wort from my kettle into the carboy as opposed to removing only the clear portion have? After I chill wort I just dump everything in as opposed to pumping or siphoning into the carboy. My final product is usually clear after fermentation and kegging.

Right or wrong, I long ago viewed the production of beer to include many steps where things are modified, separated and moved to the next step of the operation. The malting process,
Response by Ashton Lewis.