Sufficient yeast with bottle carbonation

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Sufficient yeast with bottle carbonation

Post by Meatymc » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:26 am


I prefer hoppy ales
I treat my water
I use my own home-grown hops (so unsure of AA content)
I no-chill (don't even ask!)
I transfer the wort to a HDPE container a.s.a.p. at the end of the boil to help sterilise it
I try and leave the worst of the dregs in the pan but most is still in suspension so goes into the container
I try and leave the dregs in the container when subsequently transferring the wort to the fermenter
I use predominantly captured yeast (mainly PJ)
I've just started trsferring to secondary whilst a couple of points off target because.........
.........I've just changed hop addition emphasis to dry hopping in the secondary and read this is what to do (?)
I dry hop for 3 days
I've subsequently just started cold crashing to drop out what I can
I bottle - carbonating with dextrose

Whilst I'm getting there slowly but surely in terms of the taste/aroma I'd like to try and improve the clarity if possible.

Read a lot about adding finings etc but, given the above, I'm concerned about losing too much yeast for bottle carbonation.

Is this an issue?

Oh, forgot to mention, I drink too much and make too little so any additions to timescale will be difficult :wink:

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Re: Sufficient yeast with bottle carbonation

Post by Jim » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:56 pm

Do you use copper finings? It's worth a try if you don't as it will reduce crap carried over from the boil to the fermenter.

Dry hopping can increase haze, but shouldn't affect flavour (so in my book nothing to worry about).

Not chilling is a bad thing if you're worried about hazes.
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Re: Sufficient yeast with bottle carbonation

Post by IPA » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:13 am

That last line sums it all up. If you want to improve your beer take a bit more time and care.
I am sure this is the second time you have posted this question and the first time I said that it is pretty near impossible to end up with not enough yeast to carbonate your beer unless you are able to filter and pasteurise it.
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Re: Sufficient yeast with bottle carbonation

Post by HTH1975 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:07 am

I used Brausol for the first time recently- it’s just a type of fining to improve clarity.

Got to say, it really works and I’ve got zero chill haze to boot.

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Re: Sufficient yeast with bottle carbonation

Post by f00b4r » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:45 am

When doing any transfers from the FV don't be greedy, or you will bringing over stuff that will either cloud your beer or be kicked up easily on pouring when it does eventually settle to the bottom of the bottle. Leaving that extra litre, which you can account for in the recipe, made a world of difference to me; it wont fix other issues causing haze but can make a big difference.

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