all grain and sediments
Fairly new beer brewer- we've done one kit beer, two partial grain, two all grain almost ready to bottle, and two all grain started today.
Not much else to do when it's blowing +20knots, right?
I made a mash tun out of a drink cooler and stainless steel mesh. We sparged, boiled, cooled. I put the wort into a glass carboy-figured I'd deal with a blow off tube as I was saving the grains for our chickens in the fermentation bucket (it was raining) as mixture settled, there was at least three inches of loose sediment. I am assuming this was starches/dust from the grain. Had I went straight into the fermentation bucket, as we have been, I'd have never seen the sediment.
Should this have been filtered out? We've been trying to go from start to finish pretty fast, thinking it lessened the chance of something going wrong, in the organic sense. Is there a step we should 'wait' for the wort to settle, and end up with a cleaner beer?
My wife says I have ADD, but, hey look- a chicken!