"Just tell'em Sparge Marge sent ya"
Greetings. I have a couple of questions about the William's Brewing
Porter recipe kit instructions that seem to differ greatly from the
books I've read and what I've seen here. After reading his
instructions and watching the included painfully stilted video (this
guy has less range of emotion than a Pirates Of Penzance Disney
Animatronic during a brownout) I was left wondering.
The kit includes liquid extract and two bags of hops. The instructions
say that after boiling the extract with the hops you will have silty
trub on the bottom of the brewpot, and in just about every extract
recipe I have read they mention nothing about this and advocate
dumping the entire contents of the bewpot directly into the fermenter,
wherein William's says to dump in everything but the last inch or so.
Why would William's extract produce trub and not others? Also, even
though there are two additions of hop pellets he says nothing about
straining the wort into the fermenter.
All of this may be moot as I have already brewed it according to his
directions (something else he said was to leave the primary
fermentation on for 12 days which I have read before is also a no-no).
I wonder if I will end up with hop ***in the finished beer?