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Old 11-30-2009, 03:02 PM   #21
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Buy a submersible pump and recirculate ice water from a reservoir through the chiller. Problem solved.
that is exactly what I do out here, I get great cold break, and super clear beer...unless I rush.. like an orange coriander pale dryhopped in the keg. I went from grain to glass in 9 days. That had some haze, but it has cleared up over the course of a month. gelatin would likely cleared it up perfectly if I would have bothered.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:22 PM   #22
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I use gelatin finnings and i still get chill haze.After carbonation develops(2-3 weeks),throw them in the fridge for a week or 2.That clears em up.


Do you add the gelatin when the beer is cold? Like <35°F?
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:20 PM   #23
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Wow. I've been quoted. I don't even remember that conversation.

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Old 11-30-2009, 10:34 PM   #24
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After I switched to AG, clarity seemed to be more of an issue than with extract batches. With the extracts, a full 5-gallon boil and use of an immersion chiller (we have 55F well water) seemed to take care of it. Maybe the fact that I usually use a secondary helps.
Since switching to AG, I started using Whirlfloc, which works well. Somebody gave me a jar of 5-Star's "Super Moss" carageenan (the "active ingredient" in Irish moss), and 1/4 tsp. of that works like a whiz.

Also, I use only RO water to brew.

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