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cruland

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Too much sediment
« on: March 14, 2009, 12:55:01 PM »
I made a rustic porter a few weeks ago.  Never did a secondary fermentation.  After two weeks of fermenting I transferred it to a bucket with the priming solution and then into the bottles.  So far, I've opened three, and two of them have a considerable amount of sediment in them that floats to the top when I open the bottle.  The last one I opened today and ended up throwing it down the drain because I couldn't even drink the beer without a mouthful of nasty sludge.  Any suggestions on getting rid of that nastiness?

Offline SleepySamSlim

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Re: Too much sediment
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 02:43:47 AM »
No ideas other than try racking to a secondary on some brews --- I did my first porter a few weeks ago - as you would guess it had a significant grain bill. After several days in the primary we racked to a secondary. There was a ton of sediment in the primary - I just checked the secondary carboy --- almost an inch of sediment again.

I guess you could try straining your brew into a glass ......
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Re: Too much sediment
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 07:36:57 AM »
+1 on the secondary, Or more time in the primary. What to do with the current brew: Cold Storage & Time. Neither of which will remove the debris but both will help things settle out to the bottom of the bottle.
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deerelk4x4

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Re: Too much sediment
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 12:12:38 AM »
Definitely agree with the secondary.  If you still have significant trub, maybe even give a tertiary to try to get as much out of the beer before bottling.  As for the existing bottles, +1 on the cold storage and time.

 

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