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Old 01-09-2009, 05:01 AM   #1
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Default Extreme amount of sediment at bottom or carboy

apple juice that ive had good experience with before, about 1.5lbs brown sugar, S04 yeast. cleaned everything really well. Ill let the picture do the rest of the talking, hopefully you guys can tell me what is wrong

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Old 01-09-2009, 05:52 AM   #2
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Did you forget the picture?

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Old 01-09-2009, 06:08 AM   #3
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hmm, it was working i dont know what happend

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Old 01-09-2009, 10:56 AM   #4
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That is exactly how my batch looked before racking. 5 gal motts, 1lb dk brn sugar, 1 lb lt brn sugar, 12oz honey, s-04. I poured another batch on top of that stuff and now most of it stayed on the top of the second batch.

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Old 01-11-2009, 01:05 PM   #5
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Are you sure it's not a lot of sediment, but rather because the picture is frickin huge?? That amount of sediment is normal.

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Old 01-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #6
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Normal as EvilToJ said. Apples have A LOT of particulates that fall out of the juice.

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Agreed. I've got a cyser (apple cider + honey) on the go right now, and the first racking, I always have to sacrifice a few liters to not suck up the pile accumulated on bottom. It's normal.

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Old 01-14-2009, 09:31 PM   #8
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so with the montrachet yeast it wasnt necessary to rack to a secondary. Im thinking i probably should with this batch though? should i just wait till there isnt very much action then rack it then take a hydro reading?

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Old 01-20-2009, 04:04 PM   #9
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So its been in a secondary for like 4 days now. It was at 1.05 when i racked it so i put 5 campden tablets in it. It hasnt shown any signs of clearing. How long do you guys think it will take? The juice I used has cleared well for me in the past, it did take a while though, plus i used dark brown sugar this time

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Old 01-20-2009, 04:09 PM   #10
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So its been in a secondary for like 4 days now. It was at 1.05 when i racked it so i put 5 campden tablets in it. It hasnt shown any signs of clearing. How long do you guys think it will take? The juice I used has cleared well for me in the past, it did take a while though, plus i used dark brown sugar this time
If it's still at 1.050, it's a LONG way from done. Are you sure about the reading?
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