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Postby chylinski » Thu Jul 19, 2001 2:39 am

Has anyone ever used bentonite to clear beer? I make a light beer that always gives me sediment on the bottom of the bottles would bentonite help? how much for 5 gal....? thanks

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Sediment

Postby hophead » Sun Jul 22, 2001 5:17 am

If your priming with sugar and bottling your beer, your going to have sediment on the bottom of your bottles. It is a result of the action between the remaining yeast in your beer and the priming sugar.Pour carefully:):):)
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I agree BUT

Postby chylinski » Mon Jul 23, 2001 1:33 pm

If I can pull more sediment out of the beer before priming with Bentonite will it not help with the reduction of the sediment in the bottle after priming?
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Inevitable Sediment

Postby KBrau » Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:49 pm

No matter how much sediment you remove from the beer before bottling you will always have some sediment if you bottle condition your beer. There is always going to be some small amount of yeast in your beer and when this yeast finds food (Priming sugar) it will reproduce and settle on the bottom of your bottles. The only ways I know of to avoid this problem is to either force carbonate with a kegging system and bottle with a counterpressure bottle filler or drink flat beer.
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