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Old 04-16-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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I just finished my first batch and there was quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottles. I was wondering if there was any way to filter my home brew or if this is considered normal.

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Old 04-16-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Normal, filtering is a PITA, start kegging and the sediment will go away.

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Normal, filtering is a PITA, start kegging and the sediment will go away.

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There will be yeast in the bottles. It's what allowed your brew to carbonate. As far as extra sediment from hops or grain you need to filter better when transferring to fermenter, and pay closer attention when racking to secondaries and bottling buckets. Try cold crashing before transferring. There are several threads on these topics.

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Try waiting at least 4 weeks before bottling.

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This is normal, and there are ways to help alleviate it a bit. I sometimes use Irish Moss to help clear the beer before bottling. I've nto cold crashed, but it sounds like something I might try soon. Also, letting it settle for longer may help, and be careful when siphoning out of the fermenter.

Frankly, I don't worry about it. I don't mind some yeast in my bottles, and if I am giving it to someone else, I simply explain to them to watch out for the last bit if they don't want too much yeast in their glass.

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Old 04-17-2008, 12:53 PM   #7
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What David said.

The longer you let it sit in the secondary to clear the better.

The fewer (less) yeast you rack to the bottle the cleaner the brew coming out of it.

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If you actually filter it, you won't have yeast in the bottle to turn the priming sugar into carbonation.

a longer secondary helps, but if you prime, you will create some additional sediment (its the waste produced from fermenting the priming sugar).
as long as you pour into the glass in a controlled manner you shouldn't end up with yeast/sediment in the glass.

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In the primary I put a green apple in it, I cut it in six part and remove the seeds. I have found that it really helps with sediments, I almost don't have any in my bottles.

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In the primary I put a green apple in it, I cut it in six part and remove the seeds. I have found that it really helps with sediments, I almost don't have any in my bottles.
Got any more info on that practice? Sounds intriguing...
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