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Old 11-05-2012, 06:09 AM   #1
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Default cold crashed 2 brews, one is clear, one is not

Both are simple SMaSHs. Whirlfloc in the boil as usual, chilled to pitching temp in ~ 15 mins. OG=1.057 for one and 1.055 for the other. They were both 2 weeks in primary, cold crash for 24 hours, + gelatin, and 4 more days in the cold. I've done this about 6 times now, and previous ones all turned crystal clear around day 4. Now, one is crystal clear, the other is still cloudy.

Only real difference between them is that the cloudy one got Northern brewer hops, the clear one got Hallertaur. Ideas? It can't really be the hop can it?

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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was it dry hopped? And were they pellets? Could be hop haze.

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Yea could be hop haze..
Nothing to worry about, just let it sit in the fridge and it should clear eventually.
And if the beer tastes good, who cares about the clearness :d, bottoms up!

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Same yeast I assume?

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Nevermind this post I didn't read carefully.

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are you all grain or extract brewing?

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All grain. Hops were in the boil at 10 mins left and in a hop bag that was pulled after flame out. The yeast strain for the two was also the same (WLP005).

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Any wheat or adjuncts in the cloudy one?

EDIT: Just saw it was a SMaSH...how different were the grains?

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Could it be as simple as one was in a cooler spot when you crashed and the other is just slower to clear?

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All grain. Hops were in the boil at 10 mins left and in a hop bag that was pulled after flame out. The yeast strain for the two was also the same (WLP005).
Did you hit your mash temps on the cloudy one? Anything odd happen during the mash?
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