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Old 07-23-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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Default secondary complete? clear striation...

I have had a big Belgian IPA in secondary for about 6 weeks and the picture shows the separation that has been moving down ever so slowly. Do I need to wait the estimated additional 6+ weeks to rack to keg?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/docume...eTripelIPA.pdf

Assuming the clear separation is yeast, I can't believe that it has taken this long to only go 1/4 the way down the carboy.

Thanks for reading!

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Old 07-23-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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If your FG has reached its goal and you have let it sit for so long, I would either cold crash or get some finings to help clear things up before bottle time.

Best of luck! It looks great.

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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Just taking time for the yeast to settle out. Lowering the temperature will speed it up, but if you have no way of doing that, more time shouldn't do any harm.

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #4
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+1 for cold crashing. That will settle out the yeast.

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:10 AM   #5
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That yeast should have been settled after week 2. Like everyone has said, cold crash. There shouldn't even be that much yeast in secondary. Maybe you transferred to early?

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:02 AM   #6
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I do think I may have transferred it a little early. It is currently sitting in the refrigerator at about 36 degrees so let the cold crashing begin!

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