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Old 08-06-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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I have read about several different ways to make my beer clearer. Just wondering if anyone on this forum has a favorite practice.

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Old 08-06-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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Different brewers will have different preferences for just about any technique you can imagine.....

Good luck sorting it all out.

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Old 08-06-2008, 12:22 PM   #3
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TIME.........

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Old 08-06-2008, 12:37 PM   #4
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+1 on TIME.

I know its hard to wait, but if you have a couple of brews in the pipeline or already made, then it won't be so hard...

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Old 08-06-2008, 02:30 PM   #5
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  • Clarifyers added at the last minutes of the boil
  • Clarifyers added at 2ndary
  • Time!

If you do a search on "clarifyers" or "gelatin/whirfloc/irish moss" hell, even "clear" you will find more info.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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Whirfloc + time + additional time at cold temps = beer as clear as anything you can buy commercially.

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Old 08-07-2008, 12:52 AM   #7
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I use extract kits, with a liquid yeast "smack pack"

At least 2 weeks in primary, keep an eye on gravity reading, 2-3 weeks in secondary, when racking into bottling bucket very little has settled in bottom of carboy, after bottling and conditiond "All is clear"

Could be beginners luck, will bottle 5th batch next week, but "if it ain't broke don't fix it", that's what I always say

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Old 08-07-2008, 01:01 AM   #8
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I'm a bit impatient, so it pains me to say the most reliable clearing method I've found is time. Lucky for me, slightly hazy beer tastes just fine.

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Old 08-07-2008, 01:29 AM   #9
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Whirlfloc and crash cooling for a few days prior to bottling.

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Home-made beer should be clear?

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