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Offline mswilliams1975

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Beer Clarity.....
« on: July 01, 2011, 08:32:31 AM »
I have brewed 2 batches of an APA and both batches have finished still cloudy. I even used a secondary fermentor on the first batch. I am not sure what I am doing wrong if anything.
There was no sedment in the bottle ofter 2 weeks of conditioning but the beer still pours cloudy. Any information would be helpful.
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Re: Beer Clarity.....
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 08:47:03 AM »
We will need a bit more information to help you get closer to the possible causes. 

Can you give us the recipe you used? 
A little bit about your process? 
What temps were the beers fermented at? 
How long were they in the fermenters? 
What yeasts are you using?

Without at least some of this we would only be guessing in the dark.

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Re: Beer Clarity.....
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 09:29:33 AM »
Ingredients
6.5 #      American Pale Ale Liquid Malt Extract
1 #          Crystal Malt 60L
½ #         Victory Malt
.5 oz       Centennial Hops               9.4 AAU                60 min
.5 oz       Cascade Hops                    6.6 AAU                30 min
1 oz        Cascade Hops                    6.6 AAU                15 min
1 tsp      Irish Moss                                                           5 min
.5 oz       Cascade Hops                    6.6 AAU                0 min
.5 oz       Centennial Hops               9.4 AAU                0 min
US 05 Yeast (Dry Yeast)   10   Gm

Cooled to 75deg then moved to Carboy and pitched the yeast. Left in fermentor for 2 weeks at 60 degrees. The one thing I notice was the debris never fell through the beer. I am not sure what the shell is called that forms on the top but when I bottled the beer that debris was still on top of the beer in the carboy.
I used corn suger to prime for bottling(will use dry malt extract next time). Beer tastes good but just not clear.
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Re: Beer Clarity.....
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 09:32:48 AM »
I'd stick with sugar for priming.  There's no advantage to use DME and sugar is a lot more reliable.

The cloudiness could come from several things.  You could have left it in the primary for a longer time and it would have cleared more.  The dry hops could be making it cloudy.  Wait until the beer is carbonated, then put some bottles in the fridge for a week or 2.  That should clear them up.
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Re: Beer Clarity.....
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 09:42:46 AM »
Does the beer clear after warming up in the glass?
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Re: Beer Clarity.....
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2011, 11:41:10 AM »
Victory is not a crystal (caramel malt). It is a highly kilned malt.  What you may be seeing is a combination of starch haze and dry-hop haze.
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Re: Beer Clarity.....
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 02:28:43 PM »
Thanks for the help guys.

Also no it does not clear as it warms up.
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