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Old 01-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #1031
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Once I get a ferm opened, I'll be making this for spring time.

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #1032
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How long is this taking to clear for everybody?The recipe says 2 weeks but after one month my skeeter still looks like he has kidney failure. I have it in a closest that's been a little cold lately, between 63 and 65. Would that be a factor?

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:54 PM   #1033
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How long is this taking to clear for everybody?The recipe says 2 weeks but after one month my skeeter still looks like he has kidney failure. I have it in a closest that's been a little cold lately, between 63 and 65. Would that be a factor?
I never add Sparkolloid and every batch has been crystal clear in no more than 60 days from the beginning of ferment. Typical temperature 68-72, though I keep it closer to 72 when starting off.

Sometimes if your SP is gassy it may not clear well after adding the Sparkolloid. Did you use hot mix or cold mix Sparkolloid? Also, dropping the temp by 10F tends to facilitate clearing. You didn't forget the pectic enzyme did you?

Did you incorporate any fruit into your recipe, or did you make classic original version, including use of lees?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:55 PM   #1034
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Sometimes if your SP is gassy it may not clear well after adding the Sparkolloid. Did you use hot mix or cold mix Sparkolloid? Also, dropping the temp by 10F tends to facilitate clearing. You didn't forget the pectic enzyme did you?

Did you incorporate any fruit into your recipe, or did you make classic original version, including use of lees?
I degassed before adding the sparkolloid and it was a hot mix. Am I missing something with the pectic enzyme? Didn't add it since the recipe didn't call for it.

I followed the recipe exactly and used the lees from a batch of apfelwein. I guess I'll be patient and if it comes down to it, cloudy SP can't be that bad.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:15 AM   #1035
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Is skeeter pee like beer, where cold crashing causes it to clear up quick?

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #1036
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Is skeeter pee like beer, where cold crashing causes it to clear up quick?
Wine in general will usually start to clear if you cold crash, but even a 10F temp drop does wonders...even for Skeeter Pee.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:33 AM   #1037
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I degassed before adding the sparkolloid and it was a hot mix. Am I missing something with the pectic enzyme? Didn't add it since the recipe didn't call for it.

I followed the recipe exactly and used the lees from a batch of apfelwein. I guess I'll be patient and if it comes down to it, cloudy SP can't be that bad.
I just realized the recipe does not call for enzyme, though I always use it. Bizarre that even two weeks later you are still cloudy. Have any SuperKleer?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #1038
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Bizarre that even two weeks later you are still cloudy. Have any SuperKleer?
Yep, one month today and is as cloudy as the day I added the sparkolloid. Should I get some superkleer or would another dose of sparkolloid do anything at this point?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #1039
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Is it all lemon juice or did you use some lime? My batches with lime don't clear well.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:37 AM   #1040
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Is there any negative effects to leaving the pee on the lees for an extended period? I am at fg but do not have an empty fermenter to rack to. I do have another bucket but I am concerned the headspace may be an issue.

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