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Old 02-19-2010, 07:08 PM   #21
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I primary for a month, and besides the normal sediment needed in bottle conditioned beers in order to carb them, they are beautifully clear. Also the longer you leave them in the fridge the tighter that yeast cake will be and again, your beer will be extremely clear....

I've never added geletin to my beers to clear them, heck half the time I forget moss during brewing, but my beer is uber clear.
+1!

I used to fret about all this - whirlfloc, Irish Moss, Whirlpooling, etc. Now I do as Revvy says and leave it in the primary for at least three weeks, bottle (well, keg now), and put it in the fridge for at least a week before I drink it. Crystal clear every single time.

The only filtering I do from the brewpot to the fermenter is through a paint strainer bag. Other than that, the trub goes in the fermenter and the yeast and gravity takes care of it.
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