Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Question about BIAB Cream Ale results
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-01-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
msa8967
mickaweapon
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
msa8967's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Liberty, Iowa
Posts: 2,544
Liked 72 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 77

Default Question about BIAB Cream Ale results

I bottled my first two BIAB batches today. they were both cream ales that contained some flaked corn and rice. I noticed that there were very tiny particles suspened inside my beer while it was in the bottling wand. I cannot recall seeing these before so I was wondering if I made a mistake crushing the flaked corn and rice with the rest of my grain or if these partiles are just normal for the course of doing BIAB. Any ideas of what this might have been and if it could be a problem?

I did use new paint strainer bags to hold my grain.

__________________

Mick Arnett
North Liberty, Iowa
"Beer will change the world. I don't know how, but it will."

msa8967 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
jjones17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Posts: 617
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by msa8967 View Post
I bottled my first two BIAB batches today. they were both cream ales that contained some flaked corn and rice. I noticed that there were very tiny particles suspened inside my beer while it was in the bottling wand. I cannot recall seeing these before so I was wondering if I made a mistake crushing the flaked corn and rice with the rest of my grain or if these partiles are just normal for the course of doing BIAB. Any ideas of what this might have been and if it could be a problem?

I did use new paint strainer bags to hold my grain.
I get those a lot (I only have ever BIAB). You get less clear liquids in general I have found from BIAB, but the bottle conditioning phase will settle them out. They just take time to do so. On a side note, I started adding Irish moss pellets to my brews at the last hop addition - WOW, what an improvement.
__________________
jjones17 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Solway, MN
Posts: 6,835
Liked 780 Times on 651 Posts
Likes Given: 268

Default

I made an APA (pale ale) and it was terribly cloudy when I bottled. I checked a bottle the next day and it was completely clear. I suspect yours will clear too.

__________________
RM-MN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
BigRob
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 634
Liked 25 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I agree you might get more kettle trub with BIAB, but it all settles out after fermentation, and BIAB produces brilliantly clear beers just the same as any other process.

I've let my wort chill overnight in the kettle and the wort is crystal clear if you siphon to your fermenter carefully... I don't bother with it anymore, because I find it has no real effect on the finished product, except that you lose a liter or two of finished product by leaving it behind.

I think what the OP is experiencing is more driven by siphoning technique than a side effect of the BIAB process. I've had floaties in beer because I slipped the siphon a little too close to the yeast cake before, or there was still some suspended krausen particles that got sucked up. The good thing is that it will all settle out after some time in the fridge.

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



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BIAB results ThatOneGuy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 22 02-22-2012 08:36 PM
1st AG, 1st BIAB results w/ pics mattmcl All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 09-13-2011 01:48 AM
BIAB question Bookem15 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 08-16-2011 07:45 PM
BIAB Question jgoette All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 41 09-23-2010 12:57 PM
BIAB Bag Question f4an All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 14 05-03-2010 01:29 PM