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Old 02-03-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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There are little pieces of junk floating in my secondary. I am thinking and hoping it is just the irish moss I added during the boil.

Does it do that? I used pellet hops and irish moss and did not strain it. Its free floating in the beer, its not all on top.

Please tell me its either irish moss or hops.



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Old 02-03-2007, 11:01 PM   #2
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I have this too, my first extract brew in currently in secondary and there are some pretty strange things floating in the top. I also did not strain when I transferred to primary but all my hops were in muslin bags. I swear some of what's floating around are just hop leaves, which isn't a problem so I have read. I'm just gonna be careful to make sure it doesn't end up in the bottle.

Actually come to think of it, it could be Irish moss, I just bunged a teaspoon of that straight into the boil. A lot of it settled out in the primary when I transferred but I think some may have got into the secondary. I doubt that would be a problem though... although a comment from the pros would be nice cuz now I've started to worry *^_^*



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Old 02-03-2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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Actually come to think of it, it could be Irish moss, I just bunged a teaspoon of that straight into the boil. A lot of it settled out in the primary when I transferred but I think some may have got into the secondary. I doubt that would be a problem though... although a comment from the pros would be nice cuz now I've started to worry *^_^*
Second that...or third that...mine has floaties, too. No way to really get them out, they are floating IN the beer, not of top..

I was told to wait until they settle...it has been 3 weeks now......

So much for Irish Moss "clarifying"........
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I have all kinds of stuff in my beers...as long as it's not growing or growing fur, it should be fine.

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anyone else????

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can ya take a picture of it and post it.. im sure people will be able to tell you exactly what it is if you do...

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Relax, you're always going to get particles of this or that floating in your fermenters. Come bottling time just rack gently off the trub and you should be fine. You can also loosely attach a piece of cheesecloth or other fine mesh strainer on the end of your racking cane to filter out the particles as you rack into your bottling bucket or keg. Cheers.

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I have all kinds of stuff in my beers...as long as it's not growing or growing fur, it should be fine.

mmmmm. . . . fur. . . . .
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Sorry, I guess the response "its ok because its not growing fur" leaves me a little unsettled. I want it out of the final product whatever it is.

It looks like mustard seeds that are constantly floating up or sinking.

Like suggested, I was thinking about attaching some cheese cloth to the siphon before racking to the bottling bucket, or should I use part of a muslim bag or something else?

Will that aerate the beer?


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