Originally Posted by realestatecat
My beer has been in the secondary for 10 days and is still cloudy. Is there a process to clarify the brew, or is it even necessary? The recipe is a light pale and I used crystal and cracked corn that seems to have made it cloudy with sediment.
The issue comes almost certanly from impatience. Wait two weeks so that the beer has had truly ample time to clear up. This is why they call it the "Bright" or "Clear" tank. Then, if you can, crash cold the carboy for 48 hours to encourage other stuff to settle immediately prior to bottling. You will have nicely clear beer to serve or you can just serve it in pewter tankards. It will taste the same.
On future batches you can use stuff like seaweed or fish bladders or shredded plastic or jello to clear.
A silly point to bring up so late in the conversation. Is this a wheat beer? If so, then forget about it clearing. Its not suposed to.
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