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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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George Washington's beer recipe. Did he say "yeast"?

I think the word "Yeast" or "Yeat" or "Yest" (hard to tell from old writings) was commonly used in England (and probably America) around Washington's time. I quickly found a recipe book from England c....
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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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Is it ok to tip the brewpot while racking?

It is okay, and you didn't introduce any "bad things". More than likely, you have pitched a sub-optimal or basically-reasonable quantity of yeast into wort with very little dissolved oxygen, and the ...
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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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What happened to all my beer?

Gratz on your second brew! This is just speculation from the limited info. Detailed steps and ingredients will help in the future. If there is actual liquid volume missing from the fermentor, then ...
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Clearing using finings during racking prior to bottling - will there still be enough yeast for second fermentation?

Yes and yes. Finings will generate trub, and you might want to rack the beer off it before packaging. Finings also do not remove much if any of the yeast so priming will not be a problem at all ...
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Pitching stressed yeast cake (Wit)

The esters which provide the banana aroma are only formed at the start of the fermentation, when the yeast grows and multiplies. And indeed underpitching is part of this. However, after your first ...
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Dark liquid floating in secondary fermentor

I'm reasonably certain its beer ;) Even a pale ale looks dark in a carboy when it clears. Your yeast is settling to the bottom and in that process the beer at the top is clearing. But this beer is ...
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Pressurized Ferment Yeast Harvest -- what are these layers?

Judging by the light creamy color of your yeast/trub layer, it looks like you harvested very clean yeast, with very little trub mixed in. I'm not sure where that creamy foaming comes from, as you ...
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