Topic: Clarity

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Filtering for Beginners

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Many homebrewers bypass the step of filtering their homebrew and instead use fining agents and cold crashing (storing the beer after fermentation has completed in a cold place for a week or

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Double filtering homebrew

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The first question that really should be answered is why do brewers filter beer? Some brewers filter beer to make it clear and pretty, some filter beer so that they don’t have

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Clear Steps to Filtering Homebrew

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If you’re thinking, “why would I want to filter my beer?” you’re not alone. Filtering is an excellent technique to implement when homebrewing. Clarity is important to many brewers and drinkers, and

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Fining Homebrew

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“Finings” is brewer speak for flocculants that are used in brewing to clarify suspensions of solids in a liquid, such as trub in wort and yeast in beer. Such solids remain suspended

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Fining Beer for Clarity

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First, what does “fining” mean? Well, this is another piece of brewer’s jargon, like “grain bill,” “knock-out” and calling brewing water “liquor” — indeed one 18th century writer records that anyone using

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Lager Yeast Starters & Chill Haze: Mr. Wizard

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Q I always make a yeast starter in order to pitch the proper amount of yeast. Typically, I use a stir plate in the basement, which is a consistent 68 °F (20

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Adjusting for Filtering

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Gravity settling good, filtration bad,” was my conviction for a long while. I joined England’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in its early days and am still a member, even though I

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Filtering Homebrew

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Filtration is a hot topic among homebrewers. The majority do not do it, and many are strongly opposed to the practice, claiming that it is unnecessary and detrimental. On the other hand,

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Filtering Before Bottling

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Earlier this year Ashton Lewis participated in an “Ask Mr. Wizard” Q&A on BYO’s Facebook page where questions flew in over a two-hour timeframe. He provided quick and concise answers to over

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Filtering Homebrew

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The first question that really should be answered is why do brewers filter beer? Some brewers filter beer to make it clear and pretty, some filter beer so that they don’t have

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Irish Moss Substitutes

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Irish moss is the general name given to the red algae Chondrus crispus that grows in the Atlantic ocean off the shores of Europe and North America. The reason that Irish moss

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Trub in the secondary fermenter

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Most small cylindroconical tanks have two ports on the bottom; one on the side of the cone and one on the bottom. The upper port is used to rack beer out of

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