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Old 12-22-2011, 12:26 AM   #11
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I have a question...on this brew I tried my first first all grain. The brew looks pretty ugly, like muddy water. Is this normal and will it clear up or should I name it Dirty Water? LOL

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:46 AM   #12
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I think there are a couple of additional reasons.
If it's toward the low end - no buzz, OK.

Beyond safety, what else please?


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Old 12-22-2011, 12:49 AM   #13
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I have a question...on this brew I tried my first first all grain. The brew looks pretty ugly, like muddy water. Is this normal and will it clear up or should I name it Dirty Water? LOL

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I just got a carboy. I haven't brewed with it yet. I've been using buckets. By the time the kreusen falls it is usually pretty cleared up from what you can see looking down into the bucket. That does look cloudy. What style is it, a wheat by any chance?
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:04 AM   #14
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I have a question...on this brew I tried my first first all grain. The brew looks pretty ugly, like muddy water. Is this normal and will it clear up or should I name it Dirty Water? LOL

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How long has it been fermenting? If its only been a few days that's normal. Go to YouTube and look up a video of active fermentation. Your beer will stir around like crazy. It should clear up no problem, just make sure to keep it out of the light and you can consider a secondary after a week or so. That'll help clarity.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:15 AM   #15
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It has only been a couple of days. 1.5 lb wheat. Looking back at pics of my other brew, it was a silly question. The first brew cleared up to a very nice color. 1/2 of it was Christmas gifts.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:17 PM   #16
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I have a question...on this brew I tried my first first all grain. The brew looks pretty ugly, like muddy water. Is this normal and will it clear up or should I name it Dirty Water? LOL

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Not unusual - with all that yeast suspended that's what it looks like.

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Old 12-22-2011, 02:25 PM   #17
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Also, even a beer that is nice and clear in a pint glass can be awfully hard to see through ~5 gallons of it in a carboy. Your beer really won't look like it's clarifying at least until fermentation is finished, and even then probably not until week 2 at some point. Depending on the yeast strain, it may never clear completely by design.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:38 PM   #18
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I have a question...on this brew I tried my first first all grain. The brew looks pretty ugly, like muddy water. Is this normal and will it clear up or should I name it Dirty Water? LOL

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That looks like an active fermentation. It will clear up as the yeast comes out of suspension. However, if it is near light, you need to throw a dark shirt or towel over it.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:15 PM   #19
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I do all my brew in a dark closet, try to keep it as cool as possible. :-)


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