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Knotquiterite

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I just bottled my first batch of beer. I did do a preemptive taste test and it is a wonderfully bold and robust porter with some nice undertones of cocoa and vanilla. Definitely need a bit of bottle conditioning. But, my problem is that after bottling I am noticing some settling in the bottles. I would like to make a clean clear beer but I am having difficulties. I am brewing fermenting with a Coopers DIY brew kit with a spigot for bottling. I have read many threads and blogs about siphoning into a rack for bottling. Would this be of any benefit or is there a better way to a cleaner beer? Thank ahead of time for any help.
 

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The only way to get sediment free bottles is to bottle off a keg after cold conditioning for some time. Even then, you could still get some. Its the sign of real beer! Just decant carefully into your glass of choice and enjoy!
 

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Embrace the sediment!!!... its the sign of a good beer...seriously...theres really no way around it...just pour off your beer into a glass but leave the last 1/8 inch at the bottom ,,,and enjoy
 

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The only way to avoid sediment is to force carbonate after filtering your beer. Bottle conditioned craft beers ALWAYS have at least a small amount of sediment (which comes from the yeast metabolizing your bottling sugar).

Chill your bottles well (couple days to a couple weeks) to compact the sediment, pour carefully up to the "shoulder" of the bottle, leave the last half to quarter ich of beer behind with the sediment.

Sediment is not a flaw, it is an expected feature of hand crafted beer.
 
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Thanks so much for the encouragement and information. I am really delving into this brewing thing head first. Bottled my porter on friday and sunday set up my own recipe I am calling Orange Fugglelager. Taking a basic lager and adding bitter orange, a touch of dark candi, and some fuggle hops to the last fifteen minutes of boil. I am pleased to know that the sediment is expected. Cheers to you all!!
 
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