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Old 04-02-2009, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default First Batch coming along nicely!! have one followup question

So my first ever batch is an extract kit from midwest a Furious clone. I brewed it 12 days ago - Sunday 3/22. The OG was great @ 1.068.
I left it alone to ferment at a temp of 68 and today opened it for the first time to measure. It's dead on @ 1.016!! drank the sample and it tastes great.

I'm going to measure again on Saturday and move it to a secondary to dry hop for a week before bottling
Okay so now for a question...it's cloudy as hell, which i kind of expected. What can i do to clear it up a bit ...other than just time. I have a feeling its going to be cloudy-ish no matter what.


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Old 04-02-2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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The best thing you can do is let it settle out over time...trouble is..it takes time to do that. Drink it cloudy..and brew again.

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Old 04-02-2009, 11:06 PM   #3
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It will clear up a ton in secondary, I wouldn't really worry about cloudiness. And if it doesn't come out as clear as you like, its just an aesthetic problem that you can fix on batch #2
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You can move it to a secondary and add Knox Gelatin. Also search HBT for cold crashing your beer.
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thx for the feedback! so three days afterwards i opened the primary in order to move it to the secondary to dry hop... oh man! what a difference a few more days makes. Its looking beautiful.

I guess it's true when they say...relax, have a homebrew


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