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Carboy  
Hay,
I started a home brew last week and added wyeast 2001
It's been in a glass Carboy for a week and the entire bottle
Is milky.
Is this normal?

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Cloudiness is pretty common and is usually not a problem. If you had a nice bubbling during fermentation then you're likely fine.

You probably didn't cool your wort fully before pitching the yeast... but again if you saw good action during fermentation you're okay.

If you want to clear it up you can pitch some clear flavorless gelatin and let it settle... that should clarify the brew.  But only bother if you care about the aesthetics of a clear beer; taste and quality are fine.

Take care and enjoy your beer!

Matt  

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