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Offline SimpleMountain

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20% Rye Pale Ale not clearing
« on: June 30, 2015, 12:23:59 PM »
I have a Pale Ale that's been 9 days in primary. I had a good and uneventful brewday and pitched Nottingham Yeast (my goto) on 6/21. It is still kinda milky/cloudy looking with a thin Kroussen on the surface. I smelled it last night and it smells fine.  This is my first time using rye in a batch. I have Maris Otter (70%),  smoke(5%), Crystal 60(5%), and rye (20%). Is it normal for rye beers to be this way? Usually my beers are clear-ish and ready to rack by now.

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Re: 20% Rye Pale Ale not clearing
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 12:48:24 PM »
I doubt it's the rye malt, I have had haze issues with some varieties of MO, nothing a little gelatin couldn't fix.

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Re: 20% Rye Pale Ale not clearing
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 03:06:35 PM »
9 days is way too early to be concerned about beer appearance/clarity at this stage of fermentation.  Let your beer sit for at least 2 wks total prior to packaging.  During that second week after fermentation has died down, the yeast will still continue to clean up after themselves (conditioning), improving the beer, as well as allowing the yeast to drop out of suspension resulting in a clearer final product.

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Re: 20% Rye Pale Ale not clearing
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 03:07:47 PM »
9 days is way too early to be concerned about beer appearance/clarity at this stage of fermentation.  Let your beer sit for at least 2 wks total prior to packaging.  During that second week after fermentation has died down, the yeast will still continue to clean up after themselves (conditioning), improving the beer, as well as allowing the yeast to drop out of suspension resulting in a clearer final product.

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Re: 20% Rye Pale Ale not clearing
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 03:58:45 PM »
9 days is way too early to be concerned about beer appearance/clarity at this stage of fermentation.  Let your beer sit for at least 2 wks total prior to packaging.  During that second week after fermentation has died down, the yeast will still continue to clean up after themselves (conditioning), improving the beer, as well as allowing the yeast to drop out of suspension resulting in a clearer final product.

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Re: 20% Rye Pale Ale not clearing
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 08:13:42 PM »
Thanks, all.

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