Wheat Beer clarity question?

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So as I had the time last night, I decided to try my hand at a wheat beer. Everything went well, but one question i have is " How clear should my wort get in the recirculation?". Under normal circumstances when I recirc. my wort becomes almost crystal clear or at worst a little haze. I mark my haze up to too fine a crush, but even then it gets pretty clear. Last night though the best I could get was translucent dark yellow wort, and in my opinion not very clear. Is this normal for wheat or am I doing something wrong?
 

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Wheat beer is usually cloudy. That is a function of both the yeast strains used which don't floculate well and the use of wheat in the mash. It is part of the style and desirable,

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Got Trub? said:
Wheat beer is usually cloudy. That is a function of both the yeast strains used which don't floculate well and the use of wheat in the mash. It is part of the style and desirable,

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That makes me feel better. I pitched the yeast early this morning after racking into the fermenter, but I had doubts. Everything else was spot on, so at worst I figured I would have a grainy tasting beer. Thanks again. S
 
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