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When you transfer from cube to FV after you cubed hopped for say 18 hrs do you just run it directly to your FV or pass it thru a sieve / hop spider? I ran mine today thru the spider and was surprised at how much matter I caught! Iv bad excess trub issues in the past an just after tips to  reduce it. The spider today definatly did! And didn't cost litres of left over wort.

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I would definitely run it the the sieve or hop spider. It will catch the crap and help introduce a bit of oxygen into your fermenter

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I don’t tip mine out, I rack mine off using a auto syphon and I take it from the high centre bit of the cube. Leaves most of the hop matter and cold break behind. 

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Yeah I run it through two sieves, one after the other. I'm gonna go find a really fine mesh one one day that I'll use for it. 

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The k you. this has been in issue of mine, I just shrugged and went well this has to be it.

I finally have a hop spider so next brew I'll dump my wort through that.

Cheer lads

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I usually use taps on my cubes too, so when I move them into position to drain to the fermenter, I just leave them sit there for half an hour or so to allow the stirred up trub from moving to mostly settle out again. Easier than picking them up and end up with more wort and less crap in the fermenter this way too.

Edited by Otto Von Blotto

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Yeah I tapped and ran about a metre of 13mm clear hose to transfer from bench top thru the spider into the FV on the ground. Set up / opened valve then poured a beer came back a few minutes later was done. 

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