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Whoa Cloudy

This is my first time using a glass carboy for primary fermentation. I brewed up an IPA and added S-04 as the yeast. When I added the word to the carboy it looked normal. about two days after fermentation started the beer clouded up like WHOA! Is that normal? Will the yeast settle ( i believe its called flocculation?) and clear the beer?

Much appreciated!

RH

Yes.

Give it 2-3 weeks in the carboy.

Ok, I thought so. Just didn’t expect it to be That cloudy! I’m excited.

Thank you.

[quote=“GriGri614”]Ok, I thought so. Just didn’t expect it to be That cloudy! I’m excited.

Thank you.[/quote]

It’s cloudy because them little yeast bastards are zoooming about. :shock:

:cheers:

S-04 will tear through the fermentables in no time, and then the yeast will be done and will go into hibernation mode. The beer will clear pretty quickly as they settle out, and by the 2 or 3 week mark when you’re ready to bottle it will be very clear.

I have taken to rousing/swirling the carboy periodically for the beers I have made with that yeast. I think I read in a few places where it flocculates so well that it doesn’t always get full attenuation.

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