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Old 11-20-2012, 03:21 AM   #1571
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I think you would have a sour mash starting
No if kept above 140f. Just wrap it in a sleeping bag and a bunch of comforters and it shouldn't drop that much at all. I've done 2 overnights now and I can keep it within 5-8 degrees of my target (151 +/-) over 8hrs.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:43 AM   #1572
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Like some of the others, I'm having trouble clarifying mine, too. I brewed this on Oct. 27, with Irish Moss in the boil. Last Saturday (Nov. 17), I moved it into the fridge to cold-crash. Last night, I added gelatin. I checked this morning, and it's still quite cloudy in the carboy.

Does this take several days to clear up? My other beers have all been crystal-clear by this point, but this is the first beer I've ever made which uses rice and corn. Do these adjuncts result in a longer clarification process?

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #1573
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Mine has always cleared quickly doing just what you are. Not sure what to suggest. Not sure how much more clearing you can expect at this point

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #1574
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Like some of the others, I'm having trouble clarifying mine, too. I brewed this on Oct. 27, with Irish Moss in the boil. Last Saturday (Nov. 17), I moved it into the fridge to cold-crash. Last night, I added gelatin. I checked this morning, and it's still quite cloudy in the carboy.

Does this take several days to clear up? My other beers have all been crystal-clear by this point, but this is the first beer I've ever made which uses rice and corn. Do these adjuncts result in a longer clarification process?
What kind of yeast are you using? Do you use a starter?

I did notice that the first couple batches I made using dry yeast with no starter the beer cleared quickly. With washed yeast and a starter it seems more cloudy.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #1575
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What kind of yeast are you using? Do you use a starter?
I brewed it with Wyeast 2112, "California Lager" (but at ale temperatures). Yes, I made a 2L starter.

Come to think of it, this is the first beer to come to kegging stage which was brewed with a starter. I've done several starters for other batches, but they're all still fermenting. Is liquid yeast more susceptible to producing cloudy beers?

Maybe I'm just being impatient. I only put the gelatin in last night, it barely had 8 hours to work before I checked it this morning. I'll check it again tonight.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:21 PM   #1576
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I brewed it with Wyeast 2112, "California Lager" (but at ale temperatures). Yes, I made a 2L starter.

Come to think of it, this is the first beer to come to kegging stage which was brewed with a starter. I've done several starters for other batches, but they're all still fermenting. Is liquid yeast more susceptible to producing cloudy beers?

Maybe I'm just being impatient. I only put the gelatin in last night, it barely had 8 hours to work before I checked it this morning. I'll check it again tonight.

Maybe it's coincidence but every beer I've made with a starter has been harder to clear than those I just pitched in dry yeast directly to the carboy. Maybe I'm overpitching? Not sure. The beer tastes great but just doesn't clear until it's been bottled in in the fridge for several weeks.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:04 PM   #1577
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Brewed this last night with BIAB. Just got a new burner so I had some trouble hitting temp right but stayed around 150 for the most part. Got 1.052 before I pitched. Sitting in swamp cooler this morning bubbling good.

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:24 PM   #1578
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Maybe I'm just being impatient. I only put the gelatin in [Monday] night, it barely had 8 hours to work before I checked it this morning. I'll check it again tonight.
UPDATE: Nope, still pretty cloudy Wednesday morning. I was hoping to keg this batch Thursday night, now I'm thinking I might need to give it at least a week to clear a little more.

Seriously, has anyone else encountered this with this recipe?
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #1579
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UPDATE: Nope, still pretty cloudy Wednesday morning. I was hoping to keg this batch Thursday night, now I'm thinking I might need to give it at least a week to clear a little more.

Seriously, has anyone else encountered this with this recipe?
When I made it I do not remember it taking a while to clear. Did you try cold crashing (just reread that you did)? If not, I would just keg it and allow it to cold crash in the keg. I bet it will be sparkling clear in a week, maybe two.
I made this, yoopers yellow fizzy beer, and another beer similar to this all at the same time. I used washed yeast for one, dry yeast for another, and liquid yeast on another and they all seemed to clear about the same. Obviously, the longer I let them keg condition, the clearer they were. After a few weeks in the keg, they were all crystal clear and tasted much better.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #1580
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I'm planning on brewing this soon (as my first AG brew) and plan on using US-05 for yeast. What is a good temp to ferment at with this brew? I tried searching in the thread, but had no success.

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