Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > wort won't run clear...
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-28-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
SHvanBommel
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SHvanBommel's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 220
Default wort won't run clear...

what do i do?? this was the first time crushing my own malt and i thought i had a pretty good crush but its not running clear and i've had to backflush the braid to continue the runoff... still vorlaufing but... suggestions?

__________________

Primary -
(1) Ice Cider (Dollar General China concentrate on Côte des Blancs with early fall fuji press juice)
(2) Ice Cider (shop rite generic concentrate on Côte des Blancs with Early fall fuji press juice)
(3) Ice Cider (shop rite generic concentrate on Mangrove Jack's Cider Year M02 with Early fall fuji press juice)
(4) Raspberry Melomel (Vintners Harvest Raspberry)
Secondary - Pumpkin Ale

SHvanBommel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 08:48 PM   #2
ScottD13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jersey
Posts: 309
Default

Slow the drain and be patient. Palmer's book recommends 1 liter per minute. I've timed my runoff, it's like a piss trickle at that rate.

What's your water to grain ratio? I've found that high water ratios sometimes take longer to run clear as it takes longer for the grain be to compact. But that's just my experience.

Also, don't expect crystal clear runoff. Just recirculate until the little bits and pieces don't drain out.

BTW, you using wheat or oats? Also how was your crack, was it really fine with a lot of powder?

__________________

ScottD13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 08:48 PM   #3
flyangler18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 5,679
Liked 28 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Did you test your conversion with a drop of iodine? Unconverted starches will add cloudiness.

You won't get crystal clear going into the kettle, just absent of large particulate matter.

__________________
flyangler18 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
SHvanBommel
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SHvanBommel's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 220
Default

ah... no iodine, and yeah i had powder but i thought it was the size of the husk when cracked that mattered... i love my corona mill... all 15 lbs of grain so fr... bastad... did 1qt/lb.
i usually do 1.5 but... i ended up comping up with an extra gal.

__________________

Primary -
(1) Ice Cider (Dollar General China concentrate on Côte des Blancs with early fall fuji press juice)
(2) Ice Cider (shop rite generic concentrate on Côte des Blancs with Early fall fuji press juice)
(3) Ice Cider (shop rite generic concentrate on Mangrove Jack's Cider Year M02 with Early fall fuji press juice)
(4) Raspberry Melomel (Vintners Harvest Raspberry)
Secondary - Pumpkin Ale

SHvanBommel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 08:58 PM   #5
SHvanBommel
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SHvanBommel's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 220
Default

my runoff is about 1l every 2 minutes...

__________________

Primary -
(1) Ice Cider (Dollar General China concentrate on Côte des Blancs with early fall fuji press juice)
(2) Ice Cider (shop rite generic concentrate on Côte des Blancs with Early fall fuji press juice)
(3) Ice Cider (shop rite generic concentrate on Mangrove Jack's Cider Year M02 with Early fall fuji press juice)
(4) Raspberry Melomel (Vintners Harvest Raspberry)
Secondary - Pumpkin Ale

SHvanBommel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 09:18 PM   #6
SHvanBommel
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SHvanBommel's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 220
Default

finally ran clear after 2 gal...

__________________

Primary -
(1) Ice Cider (Dollar General China concentrate on Côte des Blancs with early fall fuji press juice)
(2) Ice Cider (shop rite generic concentrate on Côte des Blancs with Early fall fuji press juice)
(3) Ice Cider (shop rite generic concentrate on Mangrove Jack's Cider Year M02 with Early fall fuji press juice)
(4) Raspberry Melomel (Vintners Harvest Raspberry)
Secondary - Pumpkin Ale

SHvanBommel 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
Clear beer is no longer clear Mustangfreak General Beer Discussion 2 07-18-2009 02:07 AM
When to clear AMERICUS Wine Making Forum 1 04-27-2009 03:50 PM
will it really go clear? blandeena Cider Forum 5 03-12-2009 04:20 PM
Vorlauf: How clear is clear? mozicodo All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 05-29-2007 01:51 PM
How clear is clear Igorstien Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-08-2005 03:25 PM