- I am pretty sure your clarity issue is the choice of yeast choice, WLP570. White Labs has WLP570 categorized as a low
flocculating yeast. Last year, I made two batches, a Belgian Blonde then a Belgian Golden Strong and both never cleared. Well, the last pint out of each keg was clear, but that’s it. I did use whirlfloc in the BK. I didn’t use any fining agents in the fermenter or kegs. Both batches tasted great.
I will be brewing the Belgian Blonde again this Friday, but using WLP550. White Labs categorizes WLP550 as a medium
flocculating yeast. Hopefully I will have better clarity with this yeast. There is a local craft brewery that uses WLP550 in their Belgian Blonde and it tastes very similar to what I made with WLP570, except there's is clear.
Just curious, why such a high pitch rate, 1.28 million cells/ml/P, instead of the standard ale pitch rate of 0.75 million cells/ml/P?