I am a novice brewer having a problem. I was due to bottle a IIPA today, but postponed it because the fermentor is still rather hazy/cloudy. It was in the primary for 2 weeks. The beer seemed to be clearing pretty well at that point. I transfered to a secondary. I did first dry hop addition in a sanitized strainer bag about 2 weeks after transfer and removed the bag from my carboy 5 days later. It was such a pain to pull the bag out that the second dry hop addition was poured directly into the fermenter. Five days later I am scheduled to bottle. I put about a teaspoon of biofine clear in two nights ago and the fermenter is still cloudy. I still see small bubbles rising and other sediment floating. Most of the hops dropped, but there is a layer of sludge on top. I used WLP001 and kept my temp at 68F. I have brewed this IIPA before and it cleared nicely before bottling in 6 weeks. The only thing i did differently was pouring hops, unbagged, into the 2ndary. The beer doesn’t smell tainted, but I don’t like the way it looks. I don’t have a place to cold crash. I am making this batch for a friend’s wedding in May so timing is important.
- Does it sound like something is wrong?
- Do I just need more time to let it settle?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.