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Old 02-17-2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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Is there anything I can throw into secondary along with my brew to help clarify it a little? The following brew is in primary now (8th day). Just took a gravity reading and it is REALLY cloudy. Looks just like Blue Moon.

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Grains: 1# Marris Otter
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:33 PM   #2
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gelatin..or just cold crash it
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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Time. 8 days is WAY too early to expect clear beer.

If, after 4-6 weeks, including at least one week of cold storage, the beer hasn't cleared, you can add Polyclar, Isinglass, or gelatin.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:38 PM   #4
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Time. 8 days is WAY too early to expect clear beer.

If, after 4-6 weeks, including at least one week of cold storage, the beer hasn't cleared, you can add Polyclar, Isinglass, or gelatin.
How cold is cold? And is cold storage part of secondary or bottle conditioning?

 
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:42 PM   #5
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How cold is cold? And is cold storage part of secondary or bottle conditioning?
Well, for best results, cold crash to near freezing. If that's not possible, strive for at least below 50° F. You can chill the beer either before or after bottling, but if you bottle first, you'll never be able to add finings.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:35 AM   #6
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+1 on the Isinglass. Shake and pour, no boiling / mixing / cooling to do like gelatin.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:53 AM   #7
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As Yuri said you need to be patient. Time will clear most beers. If you aren't happy with how clear it is after 2-3 weeks then you can add finings. What I do is add gelatin to the beer still in the primary and then cold crash it for 5-7 days then bottle or keg it.

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