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Old 01-24-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Lots of topics on how but what about this question?

When should I see the clearing of the beer?
1-going into the bottole
2-after it's conditioned for 3 weeks

I ask because the last two brews I bottled and cold crashed did not look any clearer than older brews. Both were held at about 38* for a week.

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cold crash before bottling

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cold crash before bottling
That I did for a week at 38* What I'm asking is when do I see the clear beer, before or after bottling?
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Do you use any finings like Irish moss? Some beer styles are cloudy, what style is this?

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The crashing for a week should significantly clear the beer. As wilsojos brought up, do you use irish moss? Are you getting a good cold break? There's always gelatin if crashing alone isn't clearing it enough

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The crashing for a week should significantly clear the beer. As wilsojos brought up, do you use irish moss? Are you getting a good cold break? There's always gelatin if crashing alone isn't clearing it enough
These were IPA's and yes I do use Irish Moss. What is cold break?
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These were IPA's and yes I do use Irish Moss. What is cold break?
cooling the wort post boil quickly enough that proteins and such precipitate out of solution and drop out. these proteins can cause haze in a finished beer. It kinda looks like hot break but finer
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cooling the wort post boil quickly enough that proteins and such precipitate out of solution and drop out. these proteins can cause haze in a finished beer. It kinda looks like hot break but finer
I'll have to pay attention next brew. I cool w/an ice bath as I do small 1.75 gallon batches in a 4 gallon pot. Done indoors and can't connect any kind of hose to the kitchen sink for a wort chiller.
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I'll have to pay attention next brew. I cool w/an ice bath as I do small 1.75 gallon batches in a 4 gallon pot. Done indoors and can't connect any kind of hose to the kitchen sink for a wort chiller.
That should be more than adequate.
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How long do you guys cold crash? Doing an ale, bottling soon, gonna give it a shot. thanks

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