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Soybomb 12-20-2009 05:27 AM

How clear are your sorghum beers?
 
So I just bottled my first g/f beer tonight and man its still really really cloudy. It sat in primary for 2 weeks, secondary for about 10 days, I cold crashed it for 2 days, then added gelatin for another 2 days in the cold, let it sit for a couple hours before I racked it after moving the carboy. The only thing I can think of is that I didn't have any kettle finings laying around like I thought I did so it got no moss/whirlfloc.

There's some sediment that is clearly from the hop pellets but this is by far the cloudiest beer I've ever made, I don't think thats all of it.

philrose 12-20-2009 06:25 AM

Super clear. Kettle fined with whirlfloc, pitched t58, gave a nice long time in primary until I crashed and bottled after 3 weeks.

One of my clearest beers to date.

BBBF 12-20-2009 12:54 PM

My last sorghum syrup beer was also cloudy after a 3 week secondary, but it cleared in the bottle.

Soybomb 12-20-2009 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by BBBF (Post 1754139)
My last sorghum syrup beer was also cloudy after a 3 week secondary, but it cleared in the bottle.

Did you use any kettle fining?

aggieotis 12-21-2009 02:57 PM

Everytime I've used Whirlfloc I've had some nice clear beer. For example I made an American Lager that is about as clear as Coors.

david_42 12-21-2009 03:33 PM

My GF Pale was taking a long time, despite using Irish Moss in the boil, so I filtered it.

DKershner 12-21-2009 03:45 PM

Use Irish moss, and have had a variety. A tripel was VERY clear, while a pale ale and a strawberry wheat-style (obviously no wheat) have been extremely cloudy. I dont think I used irish moss on the strawberry actually.

I actually think brown rice syrup clouds it up a bit, but otherwise mine come out very clear.

aggieotis 12-21-2009 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by dkershner (Post 1755968)
I actually think brown rice syrup clouds it up a bit, but otherwise mine come out very clear.

Not trying to be a contrarian, but I always use some Brown Rice Syrup and never had a problem with it clouding up the beer.

DKershner 12-21-2009 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by aggieotis (Post 1756997)
Not trying to be a contrarian, but I always use some Brown Rice Syrup and never had a problem with it clouding up the beer.

I think people being contradictory is a good portion of why I use these forums.

It was a simple APA, and that was all that was changed. Though I did rush into bottles a bit, and that could easily do it as well. Only 3 weeks in the fermenter IIRC. I am sure if I really cared, I could make it clear. Twas a bit odd that david and I had the same problem on the same style of beer though.

pwarren 01-24-2010 08:26 AM

Well, my 2 GF brews so far have been very cloudy out of the fermenter. The yeasts seems to get into a viscous slurry at the bottom which stirs up very easily.

My second brew I racked to a secondary and it seems to be much less cloudy in the bottle than my first where I went straight from fermenter to bottle.


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