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Old 02-12-2014, 01:37 AM   #11
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Like i said, that isn't yeast in the bottle. It's probably just suspended grain particles that passed through the mesh of my grain bag (edit: or maybe cold break).

Edit: When I brewed this, I tried to pre-filter as much as possible during wort aeration. I passed the wort through a sanitized kitchen strainer multiple times. I then cleaned and sanitized my grain bag and folded it over itself a few times to create a finer strainer, which I put inside my kitchen strainer. I passed the wort through this makeshift strainer two times before taking my gravity sample (which is when I took the picture). After that, I pitched my yeast.

I thought I had a pretty common grain bag, but if my suspended grain solids are causing a bit of fuss, maybe I should check and see if a better one is out there.
If it's what I call "grain gunk", that junk should settle out and remain in the primary. The first batch after building my recirculating E-BIAB rig, I did a Vienna/Amarillo SMASH to get used to it and work up my processes. The wort looked like tan mud going into the fermenter bucket. I was a bit concerned the beer was going to stay awfully cloudy. After crashing it, I was relieved to see that the mud had become nice clear beer as it was going into the bottling bucket.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:46 AM   #12
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If it's what I call "grain gunk", that junk should settle out and remain in the primary. The first batch after building my recirculating E-BIAB rig, I did a Vienna/Amarillo SMASH to get used to it and work up my processes. The wort looked like tan mud going into the fermenter bucket. I was a bit concerned the beer was going to stay awfully cloudy. After crashing it, I was relieved to see that the mud had become nice clear beer as it was going into the bottling bucket.
Thanks BigFloyd, your experience is encouraging. While it seems that my beer isn't super clear even with the "grain gunk" settled out, it's good to see that this is a similar situation that others share.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:21 AM   #13
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primary 1week -> rack 1week -> rack 1week (cold crash + gelatin) = bottle.

this god rid of my chill haze, clearest beer ive ever done. (ale yeast)

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primary 1week -> rack 1week -> rack 1week (cold crash + gelatin) = bottle.

this god rid of my chill haze, clearest beer ive ever done. (ale yeast)
Would you advise against doing primary for 2 weeks -> cold crash + gelatin 1 week then bottle?

I'm still not convinced that using a secondary is worth it unless you actually have secondary fermentation going on.
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Seriously - bottle it and let it sit. Every time I have had cloudy beer, it has cleared up in the bottle after 6 weeks or so. I wouldn't screw around with multiple rackings and all that stuff because of the risk of oxidation and infection. Time will likely clear it up just fine.

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Would you advise against doing primary for 2 weeks -> cold crash + gelatin 1 week then bottle?

I'm still not convinced that using a secondary is worth it unless you actually have secondary fermentation going on.
Many of us are convinced that it's certainly not worth it to rack to a secondary unless you are 1) adding fruit, 2) long-term aging/lagering, or 3) dry hopping and want to harvest the yeast.



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Seriously - bottle it and let it sit. Every time I have had cloudy beer, it has cleared up in the bottle after 6 weeks or so. I wouldn't screw around with multiple rackings and all that stuff because of the risk of oxidation and infection. Time will likely clear it up just fine.
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