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BrewMonkeyBill

Avoiding trub at bottling time

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Basic question. When you bottle, do you tip the keg one way or another or just let it flow while completely level? And when the tap quits running you're done? Throw out the rest?

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um, if I understand your question...
when you fill the keg, just put the tub as far in as possible to prevent aeration. Once it fills up, there you have it. When the keg is empty, it's done. Initially, you'll find trub at the bottom (more if you use priming sugar initially). so the first pint may have some trub in it. don't worry, the trub will keep you regular

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I use an auto-siphon and rack to a slimline for bottling to avoid the trub dilemma.

Before that I would very gently prop up the back of the fermentor about half an inch the day before bottling to try to get the most out of it.

Some here cold crash before bottling to help settle out and clear up the beer.

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Aside from cold crashing, I prop up the Spigot end of the keg with a DVD case and then just let everything settle down, usually I don't get that much trub in my last bottles. Also, Batch priming in a Slimline helps keep the trub out of the bottles.

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