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Old 07-27-2009, 11:56 PM   #11
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Brian g, so how'd this work out? I just grabbed a pack at my LHBS and thought about trying it. I was about to use it and wondered if it left enough yeast in suspension for carbonation.

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Old 07-28-2009, 03:10 PM   #12
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Brian g, so how'd this work out? I just grabbed a pack at my LHBS and thought about trying it. I was about to use it and wondered if it left enough yeast in suspension for carbonation.
I pitched more yeast on bottling day. I made a poor man's starter. I added the yeast to some sugar water. Just so that the yeast could become active without the shock of alcohol. It carbed fine, maybe a little slower then normal.

Honestly, I'm not really sure I liked it. Yes it did clear the beer, however, I think I can do as good of a job just by being patient. It's been my experience that clairifers in general do funny things to the yeast. The yeast tends to be more fluffy, or will stick to the inside of plastic hoses.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:54 PM   #13
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Hmm.. not sure what I want to do now. Dry yeast prices have shot up so I don't really want to pick up a pack just for bottling. I normally don't need/use fining agents such as Super Kleer or gelatin. Cold and time is all I use normally but I forgot to add Irish Moss to a blonde ale and it looks like a wheat ale.

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Old 07-28-2009, 06:07 PM   #14
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I used a pack a couple of weeks ago in a strawberry blonde, on the suggestion of my LHBS. I had moved the beer to my bottling bucket and was not happy with the clarity and still had some fruit pulp in it. I added the super kleer waited 48 hrs and the beer was very clear and almost all the pulp had settled out. i tested a bottle last week (after 2 weeks conditioning) and had great carbonation it was probably to young but I saw no problems without adding more yeast.

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Old 07-28-2009, 10:16 PM   #15
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yeah you shouldn't have to add more yeast. no fining agent beyond a very fine filter will remove all the yeast.

even using this in wine, we still have to sorbate and sulfite to help prevent any renewed fermentation, especially when backsweetening.

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Old 07-29-2009, 05:02 AM   #16
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I'm not sure that adding the yeast was necessary. I spoke with the guy at my LHBS and he did say that you could get a beer so clear that carbonation would take a very long time. I think it probably would have carbed without the yeast, but it may have taken longer.

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #17
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I stumbled on this thread while searching super-kleer.

I think another reason of the shellfish warning is because some faiths do not permit eating of shellfish. It is not Kosher.

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:24 PM   #18
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Default Super Kleer not working for my beer

I just tried super-kleer on a 5 gallon batch of patersbeir. I did not add any finings during the boil or during primary. The beer had been in primary for 1.5 wks and secondary for 2wks (bubbling had all but ceased for 2-3 days). After I added the first packet (kiesol 'sic') and almost immediately saw chunks forming....after an hour I added the chitosan (per manufactures instructions) and within 12 hrs a 1.5" clear layer formed on top of the beer and the rest of the beer was actually cloudier than before I had added any finings. I let the beer sit for 2 more days and it looked exactly the same. Then I decided to stir it with a sterilized racking cane....after another day it settled again with the same pattern (1.5" of clear beer and the rest was super cloudy). After reading this and other threads I decided to put my secondary carboy with the beer in it into my refrigerator. I am hoping that if I give it some time that it will settle out. I am not sure that it will though. I had considered adding another pkg of super-kleer but I think that will be the last thing I will try. Any and all advice is welcome....should I just keg it how it is? Try another finings? Wait? ect.... I wish I had never added super-kleer ....I never will again. I am planning on adding a whirlfloc tablet at the end of the boil to any beer that I want clear from now on.

Update: I let it sit another 1.5 weeks in the fridge to try to get it to clear....no luck. I kegged it and it tastes great but I think it would have actually been clearer if I had never added Super Kleer. I will not be using this product again on beer.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #19
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Tried Super-Kleer yesterday. First I transferred from primary to secondary and was very careful and left all the yeast behind. Added the first packet during the transfer. 4 hours later I noticed that the bottom of the carboy had an inch of yeast on it. wow. So I added the 2nd packet(didn't dilute with 1oz warm water as reccomended). 10 hours later the beer is much clearer. Very impressive except for some large booger looking things floating in the beer.

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #20
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Sorry for bringing this back to life had a couple questions not fully answered.

beer has been in keg in fridge for a 2 days, added Chitosan yesterday at 3 PM (recommended from local brew shop owner) how long am i suppose to wait? he said give it a bit i asked 12 hours or a few days and he said yeah! So i put Chitosan in keg yesterday at 3 PM its now been 25 hours do i put some C02 on and blow out crap on bottom?? i see you guys are saying clear boogy on top i was onder impression crap sank to bottom and when i put C02 to keg it should blow out like 6-8 oz of sludge?!!!

cant really find straight forward directions on how to use Chitosan. any help is appreciated!!

thanks Everybody


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