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Old 12-12-2012, 01:38 AM   #1
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Is there anyway to create a sediment free beer like the commercial beers at the store? I like drinking from the bottle better than anything. Would raising the racking cane up off of the bottom on the bottle filling day help?

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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Is there anyway to create a sediment free beer like the commercial beers at the store? I like drinking from the bottle better than anything. Would raising the racking cane up off of the bottom on the bottle filling day help?
Improving your racking skills, allowing the beer enough time to clear and cold crashing will all greatly improve your clarity.

Remember though if you bottle you will to some degree always have a bit because there needs to be some yeast to consume the priming sugar and then they drop after carbonating.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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Get a filtering system

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:48 AM   #4
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You could force carb with a keg and then get the equipment to bottle from a keg.

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:34 AM   #5
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I just watched this video earlier.


It's good ole CraigTube. He's showing off some new contraption he bought that makes for sediment-free homebrew that you can drink from the bottle without noshing a bunch of dead yeast and whatever else.

Here's the site of the company that makes the thing: http://sedexbrewing.com/
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:12 AM   #6
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Yup. Filter and force-carb in a keg. If you bottle condition you'll wind up with at least a little sediment.

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Old 12-12-2012, 03:33 AM   #7
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Ya craigube demonstrates those cap/filter devices but in my opinion it's more trouble than its worth: I don't mind having a little sediment in the bottom, especially since its a sign that the yeasties have done their job. Don't have to drink the sludge , just pour it out. And there are several commercial beers that have sediment. Kegs are an option, but I like having bottles. I can give them away, share, throw a few of different batches in the fridge for variety. Whatever the reason I prefer bottles. A little sediment doesn't really bother me.
And even with those cap/filter gadgets I wonder if there might still be sediment . So unless you force carb, keg, etc, sediment just feels like a necesary evil when it comes to making great beer. I guess the real question is why does it bother you? Is it becaus it looks gross? Are you drinking from the bottles and not pouring into a glass? Is there excessive sediment because you racked the beer in such a way that siphoned more sediment than normal?

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Old 12-12-2012, 03:42 AM   #8
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It's a necessary evil if you're bottle conditioning. The yeast in the flat beer in the bottling bucket eats the priming sugar and craps put co2. After its done, the yeast flocs and sinks to the bottom. That's your sediment, not sludge from your fermenter.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:14 AM   #9
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Look in the bottom of a Sierra Nevada bottle, some settled yeast in most of those, especially their hefeweizen. If you want zero sediment I guess you could drink Coors.

I personally think beer tastes better from a glass anyway.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:27 AM   #10
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You have to, use Irish moss, use yeast that flocks, and cold crash then blow the yeast out of the keg. There are tons of mistakes people make racking or bottle conditioning to many to list.

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