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Beer is good 08-31-2006 05:05 AM

Day 10, sediment on bottom but not clearing up at all...
Hello, my beer has been in the carboy for 10 full days since brew day and there is sediment on the bottom but it is really not clearing up at all... is that normal? I feel like i have a jar of mud water or something! :confused:

steg 08-31-2006 06:41 AM

Sediment is definately normal depending on how much you siphoned out of the boil... Whats the temp your fermenting at? What yeast? What recipee? How is it bubbling through the air lock? What was the starting gravity? What is the gravity now?

You should be ok to move to a secondary and wait a couple weeks if temps are normal..... But I'm by no means an expert....:mug:

steg 08-31-2006 07:27 AM

more to add
Ya may find a better answer on this site....


:mug: steg :mug:

SteveM 08-31-2006 12:55 PM

Clarity is dependent on several factors. Look into "hot break," "cold break" and the use of clarifying agents like Irish moss and gypsum. But also keep in mind that cloudiness is purely a matter of appearance and will have no relationship to the flavor of your beer. Also, clarity always appears to improve once your beer is in a bottle or glass. In the carboy you are trying to look through about 18 inches of liquid with particulate suspended in it. In a bottle or glass, you will only be looking through maybe two inches. The appearance will be better.

Finally, if clarity above all else is important, you may think about lowering your own expectations. You can make a very clear beer with good technique and great patience but even your best will not be as clear as a commercial beer.

david_42 08-31-2006 04:11 PM

There are several products called finings that will clear up your beer. Polyclar, isenglass & gelatin are three of them. Typically, they take 2-3 days to act.

Exo 08-31-2006 05:12 PM

Looking through a carboy isn't like looking through a pint-glass. Your looking through a lot of liquid and it will definitely look dark despite being a light-colored beer.

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