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Old 08-04-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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Yesterday I brewed a pseudo German Bock, using a German ale yeast. When I took a hydrometer and taste bud sample, I noticed that the wort separated pretty quickly in the glass. I don't remember any previous batches doing this, is this 'normal' or is something else going on?



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Old 08-04-2010, 12:49 PM   #2
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I am assuming what you are describing is the cold break. Its normal. Depending on the recipe it can be really crazy at times, almost like a lava lamp. The goal is to chill the wort rapidly and get the cold break to settle and rack as little as possible to primary.

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Old 08-04-2010, 01:11 PM   #3
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I only noticed it in the glass (hopefully you can see the picture). I had already transferred everything from my brew pot to my primary, will this result in any off flavors?

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Thats completely normal. Its just break material (proteins etc) settling out.

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