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Old 09-22-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I have what is supposed to be a very clear Amber Ale in my keg. I pulled a glass and it is just insanely cloudy and thick. I used WLP002 English so I know its supposed to be clear. This was my first attempt at not using a secondary, just leaving the brew in the primary for 3-4 weeks and then straight to keg. I think this is the cause, and needless to say it was a short lived attempt as I wont do it again.

Anyway, is there anything I can do to attempt to clear this brew up? Gelatin?


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How long has it been in the kegerator and was it the first pint that was dispensed? The first couple of pints might be cloudy but they should clear up after that.


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How long has it been in the kegerator and was it the first pint that was dispensed? The first couple of pints might be cloudy but they should clear up after that.
also, if you move the keg around a bit, it'll stir up the yeast and you'll end up with yeasty beer.
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Well its been in the keg since friday. And there have been a total of I would say 4 glasses drawn. I just drew a tiny bit an hour or so ago and it was really hazy. I just checked it out again and its clear, im thinking this is my first chill hazed beer

There is nothing I can do right?
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I would not make an opinion until it has been in the kegerator for at least a week. The trub will compact and settle out. I wouldn't use gelatin at this time.

Is your dip tube cut or bent to raise it slightly from the bottom of the keg?
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I would not make an opinion until it has been in the kegerator for at least a week. The trub will compact and settle out. I wouldn't use gelatin at this time.

Is your dip tube cut or bent to raise it slightly from the bottom of the keg?
I just looked at it and it is practically scraping the bottom
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I just looked at it and it is practically scraping the bottom
I know I'm not helping here at all, but I'm curious how do you look at a dip tube in a keg full of beer?
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I just looked at it and it is practically scraping the bottom
Yup theres your problem right there....haha.....sorry not that funny

I also had that problem, so I just bent the dip tube upward for the next batch. It still took about 4 pints worth before it cleared, but it was a drastic improvement.
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I know I'm not helping here at all, but I'm curious how do you look at a dip tube in a keg full of beer?
Yeah that prob. doesnt make sense, I have two kegs that are the exact same in and out, and I assume that if the empty one has a really low dip tube then the other would as well.
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Yup theres your problem right there....haha.....sorry not that funny

I also had that problem, so I just bent the dip tube upward for the next batch. It still took about 4 pints worth before it cleared, but it was a drastic improvement.
BTW, when you say upward....how far up? because I dont want 4 or 5 beers on the bottom that I can't get to ya know?


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