From the HBD Archive
Subject: Re: Help a first batch? (Aereation & Straining the Wort)
Date: 1992-03-19 14:00:56 GMT

Jeff Mizener writes:
>The question of straining the boil into the fermenter seems to be a bit of a
sticky one.
>My last batch was two-stage and both in carboys. I strained the boil through
a big
>funnel with a built-in strainer (very fine) into the carboy. What a pain. I
>up cleaning the strainer after each small ladle full.

I`ve had good luck straining wort while it`s still in the brewpot. I use a
medium size food strainer, which has about an eight inch handle. I simply run
it back and forth through the wort, dumping it out as necessary. I have found
that I can remove most of the hops/whatever in a couple minutes. Then I
continue boiling the wort for a few more minutes to kill any beasties that may
have been on the strainer.


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