How long does it take your beers to clear once they are kegged?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by mugs1789, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. mugs1789

    mugs1789 Dec 6, 2005 Maryland

    I have a CalCommon that has been kegged and in the kegerator for 2-3 weeks and it still hasn't cleared. It is improving but still cloudy. It is dryhopped but I don't think dryhopping is why it hasn't cleared.
     
  2. cracker

    cracker May 2, 2004 Pennsylvania

    It really depends on the beer and yeast used. Some of mine are clear immediately (especially if using an English yeast that flocculates well). Others can take forever and may never even clear. I find the beers that are dry hopped take the longest as well. Do you cold crash your beer before racking to keg? That can make a big difference.
     
  3. ElPadrone

    ElPadrone Oct 20, 2009 Texas

    My AG Cali Comm cleared right at the end of 2 weeks. Went from a little cloudy to crystal clear a the end of the second week!! Dont remember what yeast I used off the top of my head sorry
     
  4. ryane

    ryane Nov 21, 2007 Washington

    low Ca in water can make a yeast slow to floc, and cause other haze problems

    Generally my beers are clear in about 1wk, though I tend to wait longer
     
  5. premierpro

    premierpro Mar 21, 2009 Michigan
    Subscriber

    I would be interested to know your yeast type. The California Lager strain is usualy crystal clear. I do not dry hop my California Commons so I can not comment on that.
     
  6. mugs1789

    mugs1789 Dec 6, 2005 Maryland

    I did not cold crash before kegging. I used Wyeast 2112.

    I went straight from the primary to the keg, dryhopped immediately in the keg, then it sat next to the kegerator for a week or two at room temperature while waiting for a space to open up in the keg.
     
  7. cracker

    cracker May 2, 2004 Pennsylvania

    When I used that yeast, my beer was pretty clear right away (although it's been more than one year since I brewed it so I don't remember the exact time frame). That being said, perhaps it is something else that is causing your beer to not be clear such as protein haze?
     
  8. mugs1789

    mugs1789 Dec 6, 2005 Maryland

    Cracker: Is that a bearded dragon?
     
  9. VikeMan

    VikeMan Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Looks more lika an Agama species to me.
     
  10. cracker

    cracker May 2, 2004 Pennsylvania

    It's a Uromastyx (ornatus species). My wife used to have them as pets until her last one passed (pictured). Now that we have a 2 year old, getting a new one has taking a hiatus until our son is a little bit older. They are very cool lizards and make great companions believe it or not.
     
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