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Old 05-03-2013, 04:03 AM   #41
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Since this thread started, I've learned that time = clarity. A couple of extra weeks in bottles produces very clear beer other than a slight chill haze, and two weeks in the fridge gives absolutely brilliant clarity.

My new enemy is carbonation. A beer that was perfect after 2-3 weeks in bottles seems to end up over-carbonated after 2 months. The solution is obvious - cut down on the priming sugar and deal with the wait.



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Old 05-03-2013, 06:34 PM   #42
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My new enemy is carbonation. A beer that was perfect after 2-3 weeks in bottles seems to end up over-carbonated after 2 months. The solution is obvious - cut down on the priming sugar and deal with the wait.
something weird is going on there. sounds like you might have an infection or your fermentation isn't complete when you bottle. carbonation shouldn't change after a month.


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Old 05-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #43
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+1 to cold temps. After carbonation refrigerating your bottles for 1-2 weeks will clarify just about anything. Just did a berlinerweisse with 1007 (notoriously low floc) and it is crystal after a few weeks in the fridge. Pour gently and you are good to go. Ill post some photos of 1 day vs 1 week in fridge at some point.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #44
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I just brewed my first "light" beer, a blonde. I put the first bottle in the fridge last night, after 3 weeks of conditioning. Even through the bottle it is obvious that it is crystal clear. I did not cold crash, but I did add whirlfloc for 15 minutes of the boil.

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