Originally Posted by Death_Taco
Tried lol. The strainer didn't want to work. Will autosiphon higher in the fermenter.
are you using hop bags and irish moss? was the strainer just clogging? what you can do is take a large spoon after to cools and stir it quickly to make a whirlpool. It'll suck the particulates to the bottom and center of the boil kettle. then use your auto siphon to transfer the beer through the strainer and into your fermentation vessel. With a dark beer it won't matter for clarity but the texture might be kinda off and there's the risk of off flavors.
and to whoever asked about fermentation temps about 67-68 is the sweet spot. Lower and the yeast aren't as active and higher they start to make off flavors. 70 is a good mark for farmhouse style belgian ales like saisons though as the off flavors are built into the style of the beer.
ps there's a homebrewing thread in OSST.