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Old 12-25-2013, 02:19 AM   #1
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My beer is an IPA and currently looks really really cloudy.. I used clarity ferm and irish moss.

I am 1 or 2 days from kegging, currently cold crashing. What can be done at this stage?

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Old 12-25-2013, 02:25 AM   #2
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:28 AM   #3
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:30 AM   #4
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i have this problem all the time, I always want to rush to keg and drink, so I end up drinking cloudy beer. if you wait a week or two it will clear out.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:39 AM   #5
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what to do?

1) wait. team will allow the beer to clear.

2) accept that if you dry-hop, getting a perfectly clear beer can be a challenge. dry-hopping will make a beer cloudier.
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?
- Fermenting: Empty-the-freezer DIPA (1 pound of hops in last 5 mins, Chico & 644 split)
- Drinking: English Barleywine (half on brett), local sour cherry kriek #2, sour blond on second-use cherries, 3726 + dregs mega-mix sour, Bugz n' Critters sour.
- Aging: 3726 saison w/ Lochristi, GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

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Old 12-25-2013, 02:43 AM   #6
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You can add some gelatin while crash cooling. It will drop most of the yeast in a day or 2.

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Old 12-25-2013, 05:04 AM   #7
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Let it cold crash a week at about 35*F. Give the process time to happen.
Good Temp Control -----> Happy Yeast ------> Tasty Brew

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Old 12-25-2013, 05:24 AM   #8
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Google "gelatin fining in keg." Give it a few days and I'll be golden

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Old 12-25-2013, 05:41 AM   #9
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You can add some gelatin while crash cooling. It will drop most of the yeast in a day or 2.
Along with the hop flavor and aroma
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:36 AM   #10
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I disagree that gelatin will remove hop flavor or aroma. I have used it many different times and to be honest I think you loose more flavor and aroma waiting for it to clear.
Use gelatin after the beer is already cold (35-45 degrees roughly). Then leave for 24-48 hours. That produces very clear beer.

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