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Old 09-19-2009, 02:47 AM   #1
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wort has been ferminting for 8 days now and is cloudy. the recipe is a coopers lager kit (my first brew). Now the beer tast great and smells ok it is just cloudy. i plan on ferminting for another week for a total of 2 weeks. any suggestions on how to clear up the beer. I would love any advise. should i leave it up to three weeks in the ferminter beror bottleing. also the temp has been a constant 78deg F,

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Old 09-19-2009, 02:48 AM   #2
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give it time. just give it time.

the yeast will settle to the bottom. and you are fermenting hot, but should be ok for a first brew.

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It will probably be cloudy for a month or 6 weeks...

If it is a lager, you fermented it WAY too hot. Lagers ferment in the 55F range... then endure a long period of cold aging (4-6 weeks), which is called lagering.

It is a lager? And it fermented in the upper 70s? That is way hot even for an ale.

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It will probably be cloudy for a month or 6 weeks...

If it is a lager, you fermented it WAY too hot. Lagers ferment in the 55F range... then endure a long period of cold aging (4-6 weeks), which is called lagering.

It is a lager? And it fermented in the upper 70s? That is way hot even for an ale.
Cooper's kits come with ale yeast so the temp does not have to be so cold. That said, it is still too hot and needs to be around 70 or lower. But the damage is done since you have already been through the first week. It will have a lot of cidery and or fruity flavors.

On a good note, this is your first beer and you will improve on your techniques. Welcome to HBT fellow Texan!
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So a Coopers Lager kit comes with Ale yeast? SO what exactly makes it a lager? Anything? The box?

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So a Coopers Lager kit comes with Ale yeast? SO what exactly makes it a lager? Anything? The box?
Umm, not much really. Just a poor man's/newbs lager? Even though it's an ale now... Im confused. Time to drink another..
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The only thing that makes a lager... a lager... is the yeast, fermentation and cold aging. So if Coopers is brewed just like an ale, with ale yeast... it is an ale. That is funny.

I have been brewing lagers for years and didnt know it!

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the box says it is a lager so by god it is a lager

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The only thing that makes a lager... a lager... is the yeast, fermentation and cold aging. So if Coopers is brewed just like an ale, with ale yeast... it is an ale. That is funny.

I have been brewing lagers for years and didnt know it!
Agreed. So if you subbed let's say an S-23 instead of the coopers ale yeast that comes with it and did the necessary steps it could actually be called a lager. But the Cooper's kit's are for simplicity in the first place so that won't be happening, at least not with the kits.
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Ok I already had plans to convert my small deep freeze into frig for lager ferminting. I had planned on doing this but didnt know why. Now i know if i want lager then i will have to lager it in the cold. so If i fermint cold at say 55 or 60 do i still want the bottles to stay clold while they age?

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