> It took me about 5 days before I could get around to dumping the yeast
> the bottom of my minibrew conical and after I had sanitized the spout, I
> opened it but nothing happened. I sanitized a fork and used the ***end
> it to poke up in the opening and dislodged the clog. I'm not worried about
> infections since I sanitized the equipment I used and the liquid was
> the fermenter, but should I transfer to secondary anyway since the yeast
> clumped together that much, or should I be fine just letting the beer
> conditioning in conical with a couple of other yeast dumps along the way?
This is why I don't think that conicals scale down to the homebrew level.
They are not tall enough to develop the head pressure to extrude compacted
yeast. I see two choices: drain early and a lot wasting a lot of beer in
the runny yeast or risking letting the drain clog.
I have experimented with an thing similar to the ball at the bottom of a
Vvessel. I used a mason jar and a #13 with a bit of 3/4 PVC. It worked,
but I soon lost interest.
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