What Does Racking Mean

Question:

What is racking? Sounds like something you’d typically do before a pool game…

Answer:

Racking is the process of transferring the beer from one container to another, generally to leave behind unwanted trub. It is of utmost importance that racking be done without “splashing” the beer, or permitting oxygen to dissolve in it. Racking is usually done by means of a siphon. It is important when starting a siphon that the lips never come into contact with any part of the hoses that will contact the beer.