We have just made our first brew - an all grain pale ale. As per recipe we left it fermenting for a week, syphoned into a separate bucket, adding the priming sugar and then bottled. The beer is cloudy!! Would like to know why this might be and if the brew will be safe to drink after conditioning?? Thanks 🤞
You sound new to this so:
- How do you know your beer was finished in the primary? 1 week with a yeast you don't know may not have been enough time.
- If your beer was not finished you may have just created a ticking time bomb with those bottles, if so this is VERY DANGEROUS. There have been many folks permanently hurt with bottle bombs, glass flies everywhere when they explode. Open one up a few days after bottling and if it foams all over the place it likely means this is actually dangerous.
Expecting commercial clarity from homebrew without knowing your recipe or the yeast you used would not be a reasonable expectation. Some yeast will drop completely clear, some don't, and some are in between. Combine that with ingredients that can haze the beer and you have a rather complex set of variables.