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Old 12-25-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default Not so clear beer upon bottling/kegging. What to do?

My beer is an IPA and currently looks really really cloudy.. I used clarity ferm and irish moss.

I am 1 or 2 days from kegging, currently cold crashing. What can be done at this stage?

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Old 12-25-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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i have this problem all the time, I always want to rush to keg and drink, so I end up drinking cloudy beer. if you wait a week or two it will clear out.

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Old 12-25-2013, 01:39 AM   #5
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what to do?

1) wait. team will allow the beer to clear.

2) accept that if you dry-hop, getting a perfectly clear beer can be a challenge. dry-hopping will make a beer cloudier.

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You can add some gelatin while crash cooling. It will drop most of the yeast in a day or 2.

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Let it cold crash a week at about 35*F. Give the process time to happen.
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Google "gelatin fining in keg." Give it a few days and I'll be golden

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You can add some gelatin while crash cooling. It will drop most of the yeast in a day or 2.
Along with the hop flavor and aroma
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I disagree that gelatin will remove hop flavor or aroma. I have used it many different times and to be honest I think you loose more flavor and aroma waiting for it to clear.
Use gelatin after the beer is already cold (35-45 degrees roughly). Then leave for 24-48 hours. That produces very clear beer.

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