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Old 06-10-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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Been force carbing for 24 hours and wanted to try a sample. Damn....a million floaties in the glass. Tried another 1/2 pint and same result. Nobody will want to drink this beer with a ton of hop floaters in their glass. However, this IPA is deeeelicious!

I tried to siphon with a hop sack on the end of the siphon but it kept getting clogged. So I moved the hop sack to the other end (hose end) and it caught a lot of sediment, however it was too late.

So my question is. For anybody who has kegged an IPA will it clear eventually? This is the first time I have kegged an IPA. It has only been cold for about 18 hours because it takes a while for 5 gal of beer to get below 40 degrees in my kegerator.


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As it cools, sediment should drop to the bottom. The first few pints will have the sediment in them, but after a few, the rest should be clear.

I'd recommend cold crashing your fermenter prior to kegging. I also think fining with gelatin ensures a clear pouring ipa. Many people will get very clear beer with only using Irish miss/whirfloc, good hot/cold break, cold crash and careful siphoning.

Stop shaking your keg, let it carb up at cold temps. Pull a few pints for yourself (which may have the hop particles) then share your clear beer with friends!


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As it cools, sediment should drop to the bottom. The first few pints will have the sediment in them, but after a few, the rest should be clear.

I'd recommend cold crashing your fermenter prior to kegging. I also think fining with gelatin ensures a clear pouring ipa. Many people will get very clear beer with only using Irish miss/whirfloc, good hot/cold break, cold crash and careful siphoning.

Stop shaking your keg, let it carb up at cold temps. Pull a few pints for yourself (which may have the hop particles) then share your clear beer with friends!
I don't shake my keg. I just let it do its thing, which for regular beers is a simple thing to do. This is just my first IPA kegged and there is a lot of sh*t in it.
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You don't suck at kegging, you suck at waiting.

I don't know how you got all the sediment into your keg, but if you keep it cold for a week, then discard the 1st glass, it will be relatively clear.
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Remember depending how much you used for dry hopping and no proper filter or fining agent after,
it will stay cloudy for weeks.
On the other hand if you see debris, then throw it in the fridge for a week and toss the first pint like pawn said..


Itll be gravy from there!
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You don't suck at kegging, you suck at waiting.

I don't know how you got all the sediment into your keg, but if you keep it cold for a week, then discard the 1st glass, it will be relatively clear.
True! All my other beers are ready in 36 hours. This beer may need some more time.
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You don't suck at kegging, you suck at waiting.

I don't know how you got all the sediment into your keg, but if you keep it cold for a week, then discard the 1st glass, it will be relatively clear.
One question though, did you (OP) dry hop in the keg?
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Remember depending how much you used for dry hopping and no proper filter or fining agent after,
it will stay cloudy for weeks.
On the other hand if you see debris, then throw it in the fridge for a week and toss the first pint like pawn said..


Itll be gravy from there!
I used 3.5oz of centennial hops for dry hopping. One tab of whirlfloc in a 2.5gal boil. The transfer to keg, well....I explained that in my OP.
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One question though, did you (OP) dry hop in the keg?
No.
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For all my beers, I do a two keg transfer. Keg the beer as normal, but instead of carbing let it sit cold for a few days or a week. Then hook up a beer line from "out" to "out" onto a fresh keg. All I do is leave the receiving disconnect off and pour a pint. Then attach it back and hook it onto the fresh keg. Hook up the gas and let it rip.

It is a very similar process to how breweries cold crash beer in their tanks. You can also use this process to clean your kegs. Pumping over cleaning/sanitizing solution to knock them all out at once.


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