From the HBD Archive
From: Dances with Workstations <>
Subject: Re: straining the wort
Date: 1992-03-24 18:09:52 GMT

> 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.

Unfortunately, boiling a few more minutes will probably drive off all finishing
hops aroma and much of the hops flavor. Just sanitize the strainer ahead of
time like everything else. The straining spoon we use to stir the wort is
also good for scooping out spent grains and hops leaves.
Jim Buchman

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