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Offline montanagray

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looks a little dusty
« on: April 11, 2012, 08:17:39 PM »
Finished an extract kit for the scott wee heavy and getting ready to go to the secondary on it, but the primary looks a little dusty on the inside. Any suggestions or hints on what to do to correct the problem, or is that normal?

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looks a little dusty
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 08:43:16 PM »
Finished an extract kit for the scott wee heavy and getting ready to go to the secondary on it, but the primary looks a little dusty on the inside. Any suggestions or hints on what to do to correct the problem, or is that normal?

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Re: looks a little dusty
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 08:34:19 AM »
Sounds like that's just yeast clinging to the sides of the vessel.

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Re: looks a little dusty
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 08:37:04 AM »
Sounds like that's just yeast clinging to the sides of the vessel.

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I was hoping that's what he was talking about. 
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Re: looks a little dusty
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 08:41:01 AM »
I find chico clings to the sides quite a bit. Normal
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Re: looks a little dusty
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 08:47:57 AM »
Do you need to go to secondary at all? Unless you are intending to do a long bulk ageing on this beer (think months rather than weeks) I would just let it ride in the primary. You may find that some of the dustiness drops out after a while. particularly if you tap the side, which I KNOW you want to do.

I agree with the above, it's normal to have some yeast cling to the inside of the fermentor.
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Re: looks a little dusty
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 10:19:44 AM »
Thanks for the input. I plan on moving to a secondary and then follow the instuctions from there since it is an extract kit.  Just never seen anything like that before.

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Re: looks a little dusty
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 12:17:52 PM »
Morti's point was that most of us here are no longer using secondaries, unless we are dry hopping, adding fruit or something along those lines.

I don't know your recipe, but my guess is most kits simply say to ferment, transfer to secondary to let the beer clear, and then package a couple weeks later.

You can skip the transfer step and let it clear in the primary.  No worries.

If you're adding fruit or dry hops or something else, or you simply prefer to move it to a secondary, by all means go ahead.
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Re: looks a little dusty
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 12:35:35 PM »
Morti's point was that most of us here are no longer using secondaries, unless we are dry hopping, adding fruit or something along those lines.

I don't know your recipe, but my guess is most kits simply say to ferment, transfer to secondary to let the beer clear, and then package a couple weeks later.

You can skip the transfer step and let it clear in the primary.  No worries.

If you're adding fruit or dry hops or something else, or you simply prefer to move it to a secondary, by all means go ahead.

When I brewed my first batch, I followed the directions and racked to a secondary.  However, after the advice of many on this board, I don't rack to a secondary anymore.  Also, if I dry hop, I just drop my pellets into the primary for about 5-7 days.
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