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Old 12-20-2009, 05:27 AM   #1
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Default 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.


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Old 12-20-2009, 06:25 AM   #2
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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.

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

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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?
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:57 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 12-21-2009, 03:33 PM   #6
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My GF Pale was taking a long time, despite using Irish Moss in the boil, so I filtered it.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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