What does cold break precipitate look like.

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weconway

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I just brewed my first lager (NB Oktoberfest). I took the recommendation of my LHBS owner and used a 6 gal. glass carboy for the primary.

I managed to siphon almost all the wort into the carboy without sucking up any of the hops, but after everything settled after aeration and yeast pitching there was a thick layer of sediment on the bottom. It almost looked like yeast, except it was a more greenish brown color (vs. light tan). Is this cold break precipitate? I racked 90* wort onto 35* water in the carboy (2.5 gallons of each) so I'm hoping I get a good cold break and clear beer.

Will I have problems leaving it in there for the month-long primary stage? Methinks not, but I just want to know what I'm looking at.

Thanks,

William
 

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well first off you really should get your wort to below 80 before racking. it ill lower the risk of oxidation. but i think you still good on that point. that "green stuff" is probably just hops resins that made it into your siphon. nothing to worry about. enjoy your beer.
 

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Yea you can leave it in there no problem. Yeast can munch on it for some nutrients.
 
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I googled some pictures, and it is absolutely cold break setted at the bottom of the fermenter.

This is my fourth batch. I learn a TON every time. Thanks for the help.

William
 
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