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M31 Tripel just won't drop out


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#1 Poptop

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:48 AM

Fellas, my Belgian Blonde went off without a hitch and fermented fast and furious for about 48 hours at 65F. I hit my numbers. Now it sits in the fermenter in a cloudy mess at 45F and just won't drop out. Other than Mangrove claiming a medium flocc, I have no clue why it won't drop. I made a starter with the M31 and it went from stir plate to the fridge and dropped clear. At this rate it's going to take weeks to gain a (reasonable Belgian clear)... I don't want to gel. Ideas?

SRM: 5.8 SRM, IBU: 22.8 IBUs, OG: 1.068, FG: 1.010, Est ABV: 7.8 %, BT: 40 Mins


6 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) GR
8.0 oz Aromatic Malt
8.0 oz White Wheat

1 lbs 8.0 oz Sugar, Table
1.50 oz Mandarina Bavaria [6.70 %]- Boil 15.0 min 15.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Aramis Boil 10.0 min 7.8 IBUs
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:18 AM

3-4 wks at 32F

 

...or biofine

 

or both.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:29 AM

3-4 wks at 32F

 

...or biofine

 

or both.

Biofine is always my choice


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:55 AM

I don't really mind any cloudy Belgian, I just never made anything with so much 'silt' haha. Maybe I will gel it in primary and then rack above that. Time to get a batch drinkable is not on my side at the moment.
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:29 AM

MJ yeast is a terrible floccer. My last Czech pils is still cloudy after being gelled twice and sitting at lager temps for ~ 3 weeks due to me rushing it to keg so I could free up my ferm chamber.

 

I like the results I get from it but the slow floccing is getting tiresome. My current batch will sit at 32F for 2 weeks before going to keg in hopes of a clear beer after 2-3 weeks lagering.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:23 AM

That's disappointing news. Again, cloudy doesn't really bother me in Belgians for some reason, maybe the yeast driven yeasty goodness. But this stuff is still pea soup 2-weeks in. Geez.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:33 AM

Well, after gelling this beer a couple weeks ago, I legged it today, still cloudy as fug... Tastes pretty good but I'm disappointed in M31 big time.

"Shelter me from the powder and the finger."
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:41 AM

Well, after gelling this beer a couple weeks ago, I legged it today, still cloudy as fug... Tastes pretty good but I'm disappointed in M31 big time.

"Shelter me from the powder and the finger."

Mine finally cleared after a couple more weeks cold. Gel would not clear it. MJ just takes time and temp.

 

I let the other one sit at 32F for ~ 10 days, kegged it and it's clear. Brewed 3 weeks ago.


Edited by Steve Urquell, 21 May 2017 - 08:43 AM.

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#9 Poptop

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:13 AM

Mine finally cleared after a couple more weeks cold. Gel would not clear it. MJ just takes time and temp.
 
I let the other one sit at 32F for ~ 10 days, kegged it and it's clear. Brewed 3 weeks ago.


Do all MJ's take huge time to clear? I have a packet of M41 Belgian Ale, can I expect the same cloudy mess?
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:25 AM

Do all MJ's take huge time to clear? I have a packet of M41 Belgian Ale, can I expect the same cloudy mess?

I know the M84 lager yeast does for me. Looks like it may be a problem inherent in their yeast


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

I know the M84 lager yeast does for me. Looks like it may be a problem inherent in their yeast


Perhaps, and not a strong point for me. I'll make a Wit with the M41.
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