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Old 10-12-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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Default Naturally Clarifying A Pale Ale

It's amazing what can be achieved with patience.

Pale ale freshly racked to my secondary:



After about a week and a half in the little room under my stairs:



After another week or so under the stairs and getting ready to be bottled:



Crud soon to be left behind:

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:41 AM   #2
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I had a cream ale in secondary. I thought it was pretty clear, then the top couple inches looked darker. Then half looked darker. Then all. Just like in your pictures! It freaked me out initially, so thanks for sharing.

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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looks great

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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Nice picture documentation. How cool is it in your basement? And just out of curiousity what yeast?

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:27 PM   #5
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You can get the same, or even better, clarity by simply leaving the brew in the primary vessel for the entire time. I typically go 2-12 weeks in primary and then either keg or move to an aging vessel (aging bigger brews with oak/wood mostly, I dry hop in serving keg now). There's zero negative impact from leaving in the primary for the duration, compared with the potential harm from racking it (oxidation for one thing).

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I get that in the 3rd or 4th week in primary. Patience is always a vertue.
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Congratulations on being patient! You will be handsomely rewarded

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:42 AM   #8
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This was my second batch of beer ever. It was a mini-mash kit I bought and it had Munton's brewer's yeast in it which is what I used. This is on the ground level (not many basements in Vegas) and I keep my A/C at 73 degrees. It wasn't a bad beer but it could've been better. I did learn a lot from it though.

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no harm in moving it to secondary.

clear beer was made, I don't see why people need to jump in with the primary only hammer. but I guess it's cool to try to be the first one to post it in a thread.

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no harm in moving it to secondary.

clear beer was made, I don't see why people need to jump in with the primary only hammer. but I guess it's cool to try to be the first one to post it in a thread.
Agreed. Do what works for you. If someone does it differently then so be it.
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