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Old 04-13-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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i added super kleer to my mead and its working great but after 3 days it has a lot of chunks stuck in the middle layer of the carboy. will this settle out or should i put it into the fridge to cool it and let it settle

 
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #3
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Chunks of what? Did you degas good before using the fining agent and what is the temp? Most fining agents work better at around 72* and degassing should be done prior to adding fining agent and degassing is best done at 74* since C02 is esier to get out at warmer temps.

 
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:44 PM   #4
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i didnt do anything i just poured it in like the package says. im not sure what the chunks are exactly its a strawberry mead so it could be some of the berrys. most of the stuff has settled in the bottom but at the middle theres stuff just floating.

 
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:18 PM   #5
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It should settle, whatever it is! I rarely use finings, but when I have used them, they've worked great. Usually time takes care of all floaties.
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If you use finings, such as Super Kleer, is there a "too early" point to add them? Will they affect flavor compounds if added before a certain point? How soon after secondary racking can they be used?
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:07 AM   #7
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I think that as long as the fermentation is complete, and you're not going to be adding anything else to muck up the clarity, you can add the finings. That being said, you should probably wait a bit after your final racking to see if it clears on it's own...if you don't *need* finings, why add them? (Yes, they can affect some flavor compounds...)

 
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:31 PM   #8
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I've used super kleer in a mead and it takes some time to completely settle. I think I waited 2 or 3 weeks before I bottled.

 
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