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Old 01-26-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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I'm going to be racking and cold crashing a Kolsch tonight. It has not cleared up a lick in a month (~64 F). I used Wyeast Kolsch, which is labelled low flocculating. Is it normal for this yeast to make the wort opaque until it's cold conditioned, or am I likely looking at an infection?



 
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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If there isn't a skin on top, I bet its just that the yeast aren't flocculating. Do you know much about your water? If you have low levels of calcium, for instance, or some calcium coarbonate or some such... some trace mineral anyway, that has something to do with calcium... calcium carbonate??... Sorry, can't remember. Point is this: if your low on some trace minerals it only adds to the flocculation problems. I bet cold-crashing will do a lot to clear it up, though, if thats the case.


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Old 01-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #4
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That yeast strain is impressively non-flocculent and won't drop worth a damn at room temps. Kφlsch is traditionally cold-lagered for several weeks, though, so I've always just racked it, clouds and all, to a secondary and dropped the temp to near freezing for about a month. Crystal clear beer after that!

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
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I appreciate it you guys. That is basically what I thought. Fortunately, it's cold outside, so I'll put it in a swamp-cooler set-up in the garage.
This is a test batch for the giveaway Budweiser hops (Saaz).
Appreciate the good word for the Tigers, but they dropped one last night. They can play with anyone if they're hitting shots, but they are a dinky team.

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #6
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If it's worth anything, I'm also brewing a Kolsch with the same WYeast. I fermented it in a plastic primary fermenter for about a week at about 20C (68F) and then, very carefully, transferred it to a glass carboy leaving a good amount of trub/yeast cake behind. It's been in the carboy for about 3 weeks at about 13C (56F). It is starting to look pretty clear with a thin layer of cake on the bottom. I'll probably bottle it in a week or so.



 
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