Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter
Working on: Weizen
| Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:13 pm Post subject:
Yes - we've had many questions about this.
Fermentation contains a huge amount of debris with a mud consistency (mostly yeast of course). I donít think a screen of any type would be viable as a primary barrier at the bottom of a fermenter installed before fermentation starts. To much trub settling on it over the fermentation.
But as a filter to be inserted after everything has settled as you mentioned, that could work. The Hop Stopper Keg Edition for use in Corny type kegs might be a good option if you donít mind siphoning with a wand type device that is inserted at the time of siphoning and not attached to your fixed dip tube in the fermenter.
Soak it in sanitizer or boil it, and it'll be clean (sanitized). For the last 6 months I've been using them I've been spraying them clean with a hard spray as they come out of the keg, then soaking them for a day or two with my various keg bits in sanitizer before use.
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