Filtering all grain wort prior to boil.

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  1. Brewer #48184

    Brewer #48184 New Member

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    I'm about to do my first batch of all grain and was wondering if there is any reason that I should not run my wort through a nylon strainer as it runs off of my mash tun? I am brewing with cereal and am worried that it might break down far enough that it will go through my manifold.
     
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    its not going to hurt no, but either way it will end up as trub at either the bottom of the kettle or fermenter if you don't filter it
     
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    I run my wort through the cheapest nylon knee-high stockings I can find at Wal-Mart to keep any of the "chunkies" that get through my false bottom out of the boil. Likely an excess of caution but even with the best of recirculation, a few little chunks always find their way through. I'm using the crusher at the homebrew shop and it appears to me to be set a little fine so that may ultimately be a problem but running my wort through a 50-cent screen is cheap security, even if it's not necessary.
     
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    I do the same thing.
     
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    Is this the clarity that you are looking for ?
    No filter but a recirculating HERMS set up, home made works perfectly.
     

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