Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Extreme amount of sediment at bottom or carboy
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2009, 05:01 AM   #1
nickmpower
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 121
Default Extreme amount of sediment at bottom or carboy

apple juice that ive had good experience with before, about 1.5lbs brown sugar, S04 yeast. cleaned everything really well. Ill let the picture do the rest of the talking, hopefully you guys can tell me what is wrong




nickmpower is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2009, 05:52 AM   #2
evandam
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 238
Default

Did you forget the picture?


__________________

Primary 1 - Black Widow Dry Stout
Primary 2 - Black Widow Dry Stout
Secondary 1 - Apfelwein
Secondary 2 - Apfelwein
Keg 1 - Adverse Yaw House Pale Ale (Notty)
Keg 2 - Adverse Yaw House Pale Ale (S-05)
Keg 3 - NB #8
Keg 4 - Centennial Blonde
On Deck - Faversham Best Bitter (Orig Recipe)
evandam is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2009, 06:08 AM   #3
nickmpower
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 121
Default

hmm, it was working i dont know what happend

http://www.nicktenhulzen.com/badbrew.jpg
nickmpower is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2009, 10:56 AM   #4
eyeball-shifter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Blackstone, MA
Posts: 11
Default

That is exactly how my batch looked before racking. 5 gal motts, 1lb dk brn sugar, 1 lb lt brn sugar, 12oz honey, s-04. I poured another batch on top of that stuff and now most of it stayed on the top of the second batch.
eyeball-shifter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 01:05 PM   #5
EvilTOJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EvilTOJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Portland, OR, Oregon
Posts: 6,464
Liked 40 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Are you sure it's not a lot of sediment, but rather because the picture is frickin huge?? That amount of sediment is normal.
__________________
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
EvilTOJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #6
Nurmey
I love making Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nurmey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,001
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Normal as EvilToJ said. Apples have A LOT of particulates that fall out of the juice.
__________________
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
Nurmey is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 05:54 PM   #7
SegmentedMonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 59
Default

Agreed. I've got a cyser (apple cider + honey) on the go right now, and the first racking, I always have to sacrifice a few liters to not suck up the pile accumulated on bottom. It's normal.
SegmentedMonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 09:31 PM   #8
nickmpower
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 121
Default

so with the montrachet yeast it wasnt necessary to rack to a secondary. Im thinking i probably should with this batch though? should i just wait till there isnt very much action then rack it then take a hydro reading?
nickmpower is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2009, 04:04 PM   #9
nickmpower
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 121
Default

So its been in a secondary for like 4 days now. It was at 1.05 when i racked it so i put 5 campden tablets in it. It hasnt shown any signs of clearing. How long do you guys think it will take? The juice I used has cleared well for me in the past, it did take a while though, plus i used dark brown sugar this time

Edit: 1.005

nickmpower is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2009, 04:09 PM   #10
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 64,725
Liked 5742 Times on 4111 Posts
Likes Given: 1435

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nickmpower View Post
So its been in a secondary for like 4 days now. It was at 1.05 when i racked it so i put 5 campden tablets in it. It hasnt shown any signs of clearing. How long do you guys think it will take? The juice I used has cleared well for me in the past, it did take a while though, plus i used dark brown sugar this time
If it's still at 1.050, it's a LONG way from done. Are you sure about the reading?


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sediment in bottom of fermenter archroy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 05-04-2009 04:59 AM
sediment at bottom of bottles AJAX Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 01-29-2009 02:36 AM
sediment on bottom movement Mead Forum 22 08-30-2008 10:16 PM
How do I get rid of Sediment at the bottom of bottles? sboro33 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 12-26-2007 04:04 PM
normal amount of sediment? mikes_brew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 06-28-2007 03:21 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS