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Offline Pi

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Pils cloudy after whirlpooling
« on: January 18, 2015, 01:09:07 PM »
End of a 90 minute boil was clear; good break, but whenever i whirl thru my CFWC, it clouds up. Is it better to let it settle out first, then chill?
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Re: Pils cloudy after whirlpooling
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 07:57:33 PM »
 I chill immediately, let it settle for a bit, then drain to fermenter.  IME this haze doesn't stay with the beer and clears out.  No worries. 

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Re: Pils cloudy after whirlpooling
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 05:50:09 AM »
Are you using Irish moss or Whirlflock?

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Re: Pils cloudy after whirlpooling
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015, 10:28:14 AM »
I use a CFC as well and even when things settle out nicely and I begin to chill I still get a bit of cloudy wort into the primary, IME everything still settles out nicely when I package or lager in the keg, I wouldn't worry about it. But, as Major mentioned, if you are not using any finings you should:)

If you still have a cloudy issue when everything is done you can certainly try some gelatin to clear it up  in the end.

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