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Lagering a cornie on it's side
« on: May 28, 2012, 08:33:15 AM »
I'm gonna brew up some Kolsch for later in the summer and given that the yeast takes forever to clear, do you think this would work. 
I was thinking of laying the cornies on their side instead of leaving them upright so that they yeast didn't have so far to settle.  I was thinking of taking the beer out through the "in" post if I left the beer sitting on it's side with the In post at the bottom and put an "Out" fitting on the gas line.  Basically switch them around.  My thought is to let it settle and then transfer under low pressure to a clean carboy when the beer is clear.  Maybe too much hassle but I'd like to get a nice clear Kolsch.

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Re: Lagering a cornie on it's side
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 09:19:20 AM »
Sounds like a good plan.  Consider using any gelatin?
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Re: Lagering a cornie on it's side
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 12:56:24 PM »
Use it everytime I do a Kolsch but it still doesn't clear up like other beers I've made for some reason.  Gelatin and time are all I have.

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Re: Lagering a cornie on it's side
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 01:58:40 PM »
I kegged ten gallons of kolsch on Friday and added 10 ml of biofine clear A3 per keg and it was crystal clear in 24 hours.



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Re: Lagering a cornie on it's side
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 06:11:45 PM »
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Re: Lagering a cornie on it's side
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 08:52:08 PM »
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