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nickmpower

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well i put my cranberry in the fridge to clear and there are now 2 layers. The top is clear and the bottom is not. Its about half and half. It was like that for a few days then I shook it up and withing a few hours it returned to the same spot. I really dont think its just that some of it hasnt cleared. I think its seperating out. It stays in the exact same spot for days. What could be causing this?
 
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Im 99 percent sure thats not what it is though. I marked it with a peice of tape and its now an inch higher then it was a couple days ago.
 

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Give it a few more days before you come to any conclusions, I am with yoop on this one, it is probably just clearing top>bottom. But to your arguement, I don't know how there could possibly be two distinct liquid viscosities existing in your brew, so there shouldn't really be anyways for it to separate out into two layers.
 

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If you're 99% sure that it's not the yeast settling out of suspension, then what is it? Post a picture, and I'm sure you'll get a chorus of 'it looks like yeast settling out of suspension'. Alcohol doesn't separate out of water, so if you're thinking it's something like that, it's not.
 
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I tried to get my camera to capture it but failed. Now the bottom layer is clearer but there are still 2 distinct layers. Also the bottom layer is still rising higher in height in the carboy
 

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What kind of cranberry did you use? Was it whole/mashed up fruit, or was it juice? It's possible it could be fruit bits slowly rising to the top. Post your picture anyways.
 
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