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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2015, 12:51:53 AM »


Looks like a dry hopped IPA. I only use star-san to sani, and Oxi fro cleaning.

Did you dry hop in keg ?  A healthy dose of dry hops would cloud a clear beer obviously.


Good thought Jon...that's literally the only we haven't asked.


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Yeah, this one has me scratching my head.

Ok forgot this is maibock...shouldn't be dry hops.


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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2015, 01:05:20 AM »
True enough.
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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2015, 12:55:12 PM »
I wonder what the pH of the beer is. I had an altbier that never cleared up. I used RO water and used Bru'n water to build my water but it never cleared. It was weird. There could be something with pH at play here...somewhere in the process. Final beer pH was too high or low, maybe? Not sure which would cause the beer to be cloudy. Just grasping at straws here...
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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2015, 01:06:54 PM »
No dry hopping. It's a head-scratcher. Tastes great, it's the anal retentive brewer in me, it's a lager it should be clear! I think it may be time to just RDWHAHB.

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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2015, 01:33:48 PM »
No dry hopping. It's a head-scratcher. Tastes great, it's the anal retentive brewer in me, it's a lager it should be clear! I think it may be time to just RDWHAHB.

Or relax, don't worry and use gelatin or Biofine  ;)   I honestly don't get it either.
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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2015, 01:39:03 PM »
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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2015, 05:31:34 PM »
No dry hopping. It's a head-scratcher. Tastes great, it's the anal retentive brewer in me, it's a lager it should be clear! I think it may be time to just RDWHAHB.

Just close your eyes when you drink it and savor the taste.
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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2015, 05:40:49 PM »
No dry hopping. It's a head-scratcher. Tastes great, it's the anal retentive brewer in me, it's a lager it should be clear! I think it may be time to just RDWHAHB.

Just close your eyes when you drink it and savor the taste.

had a few dates like that in college...just close your eyes and pretend she looks good  ;D
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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2015, 06:17:38 PM »
Ken, really thought you were also going to say "just close your eyes and savor the taste!"
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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2015, 06:37:51 PM »
Ken, really thought you were also going to say "just close your eyes and savor the taste!"

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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2015, 11:58:11 AM »
I'm having a similar problem with a Helles.  Here is the wort pre- and post-boil,



and here is the final beer.



I am tinkering around with dough-in temps and proteins rests, but I would think the final beer should at least be as clear as the post-boil wort.  This is after 2 weeks lagering at 32F.  I have since put in finings, but have not seen much improvement.  The beer tastes delicious, but I can't figure out why it won't clear up.  It does not go away after warming up either.  FYI, dough-in at 130F (5 min), raise to 145F (30 min), raise to 158F (30 min), 168F mashout.  48F ferment for 2 weeks, 58F for 1 week, transferred to keg and held at 32F for two weeks.  I will say, the only beers I have ever had come out absolutely crystal clear were with distilled water, 0.3ml lactic (88%) in MT, 0.45ml lactic (88%) in HLT and salt additions.  This beer was carbon filtered tap (Ohio River Water), a little CaCl and a 0.1ml lactic (88%) in MT, 0.2 lactic (88%) in HLT.  Given the delicious, malty flavor, I don't see how the pH is off too terribly much.

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Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2015, 03:18:53 PM »
Could just be stubborn yeast, musseldoc. Two weeks isn't quite long enough to drop it bright. Finings should do the trick in a few days. No improvement after a few days?

I wonder also, if there wasn't full starch conversion, resulting in a cloudy beer. But then again, the post boil wort would be cloudy too, wouldn't it?  ... hmmm
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