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Old 10-08-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Ok, I know this has been asked and replied to before.
I made a magic hat #9 clone three weeks ago. After 2 weeks the beer had finished and cleared nicely so I racked it to secondary and added 3# of Oregon apricot puree. One week later it still looks like it did the day I added it. Super cloudy . Should I wait or will cold Crashing clear this up. I have never made a beer with any kind of fruit added to it.



 
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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Never worked with that kind of fruit before, but cold crashing should help. Good luck!



 
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:22 PM   #3
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I was thinking that it started fermenting again with the fruit addition.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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I was thinking that it started fermenting again with the fruit addition.
+1. Leave it be for a while to make sure it is finished. The fruit would have added more sugar.

 
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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let it wait. Another 3 weeks. Cold crash if you want after that. But do at least 1week if you do before you bottle.

Let me know how it works out and what you did. I can't get any flavor from my fruit added.

 
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:04 PM   #6
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I just checked it again. And I am going to leave it for another week. There was alot of tiny bubbles rushing to the top. So I guess a small amount of fermentation started again.
Like I said I had never added fruit to a beer before and was unsure what to expect from it. But I from what I had read the norm was to leave it for a week and then bottle, but I guess my beer is not normal..lol
Thanks everyone for the replies.

 
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:15 PM   #7
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If it's been three weeks and it hasn't cleared up, I've found that gelatin works brilliantlyfor clearing.

 
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:30 PM   #8
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If it's been three weeks and it hasn't cleared up, I've found that gelatin works brilliantlyfor clearing.
I read that is was 3 weeks from start, but only 1 week from the last sugar addition (fruit).

Leave it to finish and clear.

 
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #9
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Calder you read correct..brewed 3 weeks ago ..2 weeks primary ..1 week secondary on fruit.
I will definitely leave this for at least another week and see where its at then.
Again thanks to everyone that replied and offered insight.

 
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:16 PM   #10
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3 pounds of apricot puree? this might thin your beer out some but i have not seen your grain bill so maybe you factored that in.



 
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