My current brew is a hard ginger beer, calling for a pound of grated ginger in my 3 gallon primary. Fermentation is slowing and unfortunately a lot of that ginger remains unsettled--the bottom 3" of the fermenter is a very loose mix of the ginger, beer, and trub.
When it comes time to rack the beer I'll need to strain out the ginger, but unlike the usual trub I'll need a different technique to getting most of the beer our without bringing along all the grated ginger. Since the ginger isn't compacted to the bottom of the fermenter it's much easier to stir up and is mixed with about 20% of the overall batch--so just keeping the cane above the sediment won't work.
Is there a tool or technique that I can use which will let me rack the beer over and leave all the sediment behind?