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As you can see - there is still a lot of good stuff in there. So, as part of the clean up, I just pour all the crap into a couple of Jugs - I take all the break, all the hops... and all the wort:
After this, I chuck them in the fridge overnight to let them settle:
Once you have recovered your wort, you can either boil it in your flask as you would a starter, and add it you you beer which should be fermenting by now. Or... Depending on the worts composition, it might make a perfect starter solution. What I mean by this, is if you haven't added too many hops, or if the gravity isn't too high: A perfect starter should be lower than 25 IBU and should be 1.040SG. However, there is a simple calculation you can employ to make your recovered wort perfect for a starter by adding water. In this brew the IBUs are around 40, the SG is 1.058 and I have recovered 700mls of wort. So, the following applies: 700mls * 58 (based on the SG 1.058) / 40 (based on the SG that you want) = 1015mls... The IBUs can be calculated now, using the previous and new volumes: 40IBU * 700mls / 1015mls = 27.6IBU (based on the diluted IBUs from adding water). 1015mls is the total amount of wort you will have to make your starter with, meaning that you'll be adding 315mls of water to the recovered wort. The IBUs will be about 27, which would make this wort pretty much ideal to make a starter with. With that in mind, I will keep the recovered wort from this brew instead of adding it the the fermenting beer. It makes making starters more affordable, as you're not having to fork out for Canned Kits, or DME. Once it has been diluted, you just bottle it in a PET bottle and store in the freezer. Then when it comes to making your next beer, just defrost it overnight (or in hot water), boil in your flask, cool, add yeast and pitch as usual. Cheers.