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Beers are getting cloudy?
« on: May 16, 2015, 02:21:37 PM »
The past few batches i have done have been coming out cloudy. Recipes are the same, only difference is i installed a second charcoal filter inline. could this be the culprit?
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Re: Beers are getting cloudy?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 03:13:42 PM »
Hows the pH checking out?

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Re: Beers are getting cloudy?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 04:01:36 PM »
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Re: Beers are getting cloudy?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 11:45:23 AM »
Infected?

And I hope the filter is for the water...
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Re: Beers are getting cloudy?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 04:02:56 AM »

Perhaps you have removed too much calcium from the water, creating a longer time period needed for yeast to flocculate.  An issue of Zymurgy just discussed this side effect of low calcium concentrations in beer. 

Hopefully, you can chill it out after a  while.  Cheers.

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Re: Beers are getting cloudy?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 06:59:52 PM »
If the filters are only carbon filters, there should be sufficient calcium, but if RO or ion exchange, it could be low in Calcium.  Martin would be able to give a better response, if you know anything about your water content.  You can submit it to Ward Labs for analysis to know where you are starting with your water....to get a baseline.
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Re: Beers are getting cloudy?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2015, 07:02:10 PM »
If the filters are only carbon filters, there should be sufficient calcium, but if RO or ion exchange, it could be low in Calcium.  Martin would be able to give a better response, if you know anything about your water content.  You can submit it to Ward Labs for analysis to know where you are starting with your water....to get a baseline.

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