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Old 12-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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I brewed a red rye ipa about 6 weeks ago. I split the batch and fermented one with the 1056 and the other with safale 04. A weird thing occured. After a week I racked to secondary and they both were clowdy and orangeish as expected. After a day at ~65 deg the 1056 batch cleared and darkened to a nice ruby red while the 04 remained the same orangeish haze. After 2 weeks I dry hopped and the 1056 clouded again and turned the same orangeish haze as the 04 again. I figured this was from the pellet hop addition. After another week I cold crashed for a few days to clear so I could get that nice ruby red color back before bottleing. It never came . So I have a nice orangeish hazy beer wich I guess I chalk up to the beta glutens from the 17% rye. But why did the 1056 clear emediatly after racking then haze back up?


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Old 12-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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The haze you see is most likey from the dry hopping, It is pretty common for beers that are dry hopped to show some amount of haze until they have been properly chilled. Also when you transfered from primary to secondary you are going to stir some of the yeast back up into suspension which will cause some more haze. If I were you I would have left the beer in primary until they were both clear then transfered and dry-hopped at the same time. The reason being you want to leave your beer in primary to allow the yeast to clean up any bad fermenation by-products. Also when you transfer between vessels you introduce oxygen to your beer that wasnt present before. The rule of thumb tends to be Primary for 3-4 weeks then only if adding dry-hops/fruit/oak transfer to seconday for as little time as possible ie: 7-14 days to dry-hop. Then bottle or keg immediatly.

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. Before I bottled I. Cold crashed by taking the 2- 5gal carboys out to my garage for 3 days at 35-45deg f. I would think that at some hops and yeast would have precipitated out. That's why I have to think its the longer chained beta glutans from the rye.
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