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Old 01-12-2013, 04:07 AM   #1
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I have an unusual beer in the clearing tank right now - a cranberry ale. It sat on fresh cranberries for two weeks and now I'm clearing it to keg. Unfortunately the clearing process isn't going so well. After gelatin and a couple days at 34F, it developed a weird two-toned appearance, and a week later this hasn't budged. Has anyone seen this before and do you have any suggestions?

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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at this point all you can do is wait it out.

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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That's what I was afraid of. You don't think more gelatin would help? Maybe the first dose wasn't enough to attract all the crud...
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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i don't think more gelatin would help. how much did you add the first time? the best fining agents are cold temps and time.

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #5
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This happens when liquids of different SG's form layers as in a layered cordial or liquore drink.
Try giving it a gentle swirl to get the layers to break up.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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I think I'll try that since it looks like the gelatined-out stuff has already formed a pretty compact layer at the bottom. At worst that'll add a couple days clearing time, right?
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