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Old 06-20-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
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My strawberry blond (see my recipes) has been in a tertiary at about 38F for 4 days and shows no signs of settling. Any ideas?




 
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:53 PM   #2
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Is there any airlock activity? Did you measure FG? What was it?

Only thing I can think of if you've dropped the temp (which you have) is to put some gelatin or similar in there, and that really only works if you keg (the regulator and tank tells me that you do). You could also just let it chill out and hope for the best.



 
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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No airlock activity. FG prior to racking onto the strawberries was 1.013 or so. It then sat for 13 days on the berries.

What do people think of using Polyclar? I'm assuming the haze is some combination of proteins and maybe pectins (less likely due to low pectin levels in strawberries and the use of pectic enzyme)?

 
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:29 PM   #4
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Bump - anyone have any ideas on clearing up this bad boy? Polyclar?

 
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:16 PM   #5
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Well, I don't think 4 days is really enough time. I usually let mine sit at 38 for at least a full week. The gelatin is a great idea though. Very simple and VERY effective.

 
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:34 PM   #6
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I've used both, but my vote/recommendation would be gelatin.

2 TBS gelatin warmed/dissolved in 1 C water. Do not boil water...
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:51 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'll give the gelatin a shot. What temp should my secondary/tertiary be at for best results? Will its current temp of 38F shock the gelatin out of solution or is cold temps better for settling?

 
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:43 PM   #8
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Room temp is best...it keeps the gelatin from becoming Jello.

Since it's been in the cold for a time take it out to warm to room temp. It should not endanger it in any way.

You should start seeing results in about an hour or so. Overnight is good, but 2 days is better. Then you'll be ready to bottle/keg.

Try not to syphon any gelatin with the brew, but if you do it'll fall out again.
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:58 PM   #9
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we let ours sit for about 2-3 days at room temp and it cleared right up, looked disgusting but when we bottled it was looking like the blonde it should...

 
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:32 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by DeadYetiBrew
we let ours sit for about 2-3 days at room temp and it cleared right up, looked disgusting but when we bottled it was looking like the blonde it should...
Let it sit with gelatin? or it settled out with no finnings?



 
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