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Best way to avoid stirring up trub while bottling/kegging from the primary?

Just becasue you don't use secondary doesn't mean you can't rack to a bottling bucket and bottle from that. That's what I do. So, to answer the question directly, the best way to bottle from a ...
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Best way to avoid stirring up trub while bottling/kegging from the primary?

Cold crash to help sediment and compact yeast. Safely tip the carboy 10-15° so you can maximize beer extraction at the end of racking (I use a couple of paperbacks). Do any movement or tipping of your ...
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Can you use bentonite and Sparkaloid at the same time?

Can you use bentonite and Sparkolloid to clarify at the same time? Bentonite first (if you aren't using pectinase) followed a week later by Sparkolloid. You would use one after the other in the same ...
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Is there any merit in doing gelatin fining multiple times?

Most of the benefits are achieved the first time. Doing a second fining might increase clarity a little bit more, but the difference might be so little that it is not worth the trouble. Also, if ...
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Hop Bags, What are the Advantages?

Using hop bags is just for ease of use of hops. Using them in the boil pretty much depends on your system. With my system, the pickup tube will clog if I use whole hops without a bag. For that ...
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Best way to avoid stirring up trub while bottling/kegging from the primary?

I like the stainless steel racking cane with the orange seal. (Steril Siphon Starter) https://www.morebeer.com/products/sterile-siphon-starter-3-5-6-65-gallon-carboy-smooth-necks.html?site_id=9 What'...
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Best way to avoid stirring up trub while bottling/kegging from the primary?

I use Cold Crashing with my 30L fermenter and it has significantly increased my yield whilst reducing sediment in the bottom of each bottle. If you're using a bucket or similar fermenter with a tap ...
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Turbo Clear for beer

Interesting product. Its designed to really strip out 90+% of the yeast from a distillers wash solution. Seems like that might be pretty drastic if you planned to bottle condition. It might take ...
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Can you use bentonite before fermentation? Conflicting sources

Yes you can, both can be done. I usually follow instructions I am provided. I have three books on the subject: The Encyclopedia of Home Winemaking - mentions to add it before yeast. Techniques in ...
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Why is a fermented sugar wash white and opaque?

I am guessing it’s the tartaric acid has an ion charge that holds it in suspension and that something about the ginger root was the flocculant that bound with it allowed it to drop out.
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Turbo Clear for beer

Turbo Clear is a Still Spirits product deliberately designed to drop Still Spirits Turbo Yeast out of a sugar wash. You generally make a sugar wash for spirits distillation - not for beer. I'm not ...
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Cider clarification with minimal equipment

Just a couple of things. Racking is normally part of the process to get the cider off the yeast so it doesn't taste too yeasty. If you can't find carboy to rack it into, you should bottle it ...
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Clarifying mead made from raw honey?

There are a lot of questions/comments in there, so I'll try to address them below. A quick tl;dr though: It will probably clear eventually, but the 5-gallon will probably take longer than the 1-...
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How long should it take for my beer to clear?

Most finings work in 48 hours along with a cold crash of 34-38°F Super Kleer is a two stage fining product. Meaning two different additions at different times. Assuming it was properly used I would ...
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