I have my batch of Kama citra done in the primary, finished st 1.008 a bit under the beersmith prediction. Beer looked good visually, then I decided to cold crash and a day later hit it with gelatin and continued the cold crash. I set my temp controller to 36 and it seemed to hold.
Today I moved the brew bucket out and got ready to transfer to the keg and when I popped the brew bucket lid off the top of the beer was a murky tan color. I have never noticed that before. I waited a while and then slowly drained from the bottom valve into my co2 purged keg. The beer looked and smelled normal all the way to near the end when some of the tan murky came through the clear tubing. I was pretty much done by then anyway and left a little head room for my dry hops and gas.
Any ideas what could have been the cause of the top murkyness? Maybe it got too cold…but I don’t think so.
I did use the omega tropical IPA yeast ( 75-85 deg ) which was a first for me. Maybe it’s a bit more sensitive to being jarred around when moving the vessel.
I could have jarred it around when lifting out of the chest freezer, well I am sure I did a little anyway.
Hopefully the beer is still good.
Another question I have is that I am not quite ready to tap this keg. Can I let it sit a while before dry hopping and carbonating? It is an IPA and I have heard that IPA should be consumed soon. I may be confusing that with NEIPA recommendations.
Thanks for any insights on this!