Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Yeast not settling
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
deuce40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 198
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Yeast not settling

I've bottled a batch of my mango wheat about a month ago and the yeast is not settling down to the bottom after refrigeration. It's been in the fridge for three days now and there is a noticeable separation between where there was yeast and where there isn't now. Anybody else notice this while chilling their bottles. I didn't cold crash after fermentation. I'm not too worried about it but just want some reassurance. Thanks

image-3894315646.jpg  
__________________
deuce40 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
nickmv
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Memphis
Posts: 777
Liked 60 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

The yeast will definitely drop out. You said mango wheat. Did you add real mangos?

Sometimes adding fruits can cause hazy beer, case in point pumpkin. It's notorious for hazing beers up permanently. If you've had it crashed for 3 days and it's really cold (30s), then your yeast has dropped a significant amount, as well as some hop proteins, etc. Just gonna have to live with how it is now. It's a wheat anyways -- some yeast can never hurt that style.

__________________

Primary #1 (SS Brew Bucket):
Primary #2 (SS 7G Chronical):
Primary #3 (Better Bottle): Rye Saison
Secondary #1: Pinot Grigio Kit
Secondary #2: Pinot Grigio Kit
Secondary #3: Gewurztraminer Kit
On-Deck:
Kegged & Waiting: Citra Black IPA
ON TAP: n/a
2014 Beers So Far:
Belgian Wit | Burton IPA | Belgian Wit | Black IPA | Rye Saison | Hefeweizen

nickmv is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
deuce40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 198
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'm going pop one open tomorrow and see what it tastes like. I've had almost half of the batch already and none of them looked like this before but if they taste the same wth. Who cares

__________________
deuce40 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 06:12 AM   #4
Leadgolem
Drunken Monkey
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Leadgolem's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 3,716
Liked 965 Times on 739 Posts
Likes Given: 1763

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nickmv View Post
...Sometimes adding fruits can cause hazy beer...
X2 on this. If you have real fruit in the mix you probably have some pectin haze. Most of the other solids should settle out. The haze doesn't hurt the taste in cider, it just doesn't look that great.
__________________
Leadgolem is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #5
deuce40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 198
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Cracked one open yesterday and tastes great. It looks cloudy like most wheats but not to bad. Tastes a lot better then the other bottles cause of a longer conditioning period

__________________
deuce40 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools




Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS