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Offline werko622

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suspended matter below surface
« on: August 09, 2010, 04:10:24 PM »
I am about to bottle my first batch of beer ever.  I noticed there is a layer of sediment (except it isn't on the bottom) suspended about an inch and a half below the surface level of my carboy.

Is this normal or something I need to be concerned about.  My hunch is the latter.

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Werko

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Re: suspended matter below surface
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 04:33:25 PM »
What style did you brew? Type of yeast did you use? What color is the "matter?" Did you ferment in a plastic bucket or glass carboy?  Some yeasts (English Ale for example) tend to clump and stay near the surface of the fermentor.
If it is yeast... You could try to cold crash the beer to help promote clearing.
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Re: suspended matter below surface
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 04:36:56 PM »
I'm using a glass carboy.  I'm using a kit, the style of beer is a Cream Ale.  The yeast I used is labeled American 1056, from wyeast laboratories.  I was say the suspended matter is somewhat golden in color.

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Re: suspended matter below surface
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 04:57:32 PM »
is it finished fermenting?  did you check the gravity of the beer to make sure it is finished doing it's magic?  How long has it been since you pitched the yeast?

an inch and a half -below- the surface of the beer? 

Can you take a picture? 
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