The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Same recipe/process but this time terrible clarity

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
Xpertskir
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Morgantown, Wv
Posts: 1,943
Liked 353 Times on 239 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default Same recipe/process but this time terrible clarity

So I made

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/thre...-clone-303478/

for the 5th of 6th time with different hops and yeast. This time I used citra and southern cross and WLP002(I have used this for other batches) and the clarity is absolutely terrible.

My process(relevant for the discussion)

AG brewer
Whirfloc at 15min
In primary for 35 days total
last 3 ish days of coldcrashing, last 13 days with dry hops(including cold crash)


Keg, then carb for a week at serving temps ~40ish.


I make mostly hoppy beers with large dry hop additions and my proccess typically leads to great clarity, commerical like. I have even made the above recipe with Dennys(which is notorious for its poor floculation) and was still able to get excellent clarity.


BTW, the beer is delicious but I dont understand why this beer would have such terrible clarity compared to other times I have made this recipe.


Any insight? Thanks.

__________________
Xpertskir is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
TopherM
Vinz Clortho - the Keymaster of Gozer the Gozerian
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TopherM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,668
Liked 370 Times on 294 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

It is pretty common for chill haze to appear for the first week or two at serving temps, then fall out, leaving nice, clear beer. It is very possible that the new yeast you used is not as flocculant as whatever you used previously, which would promote more chill haze.

Take a look at the beer closer to the 15-16 day mark at serving temps, and I would bet you'll have your clarity back.

__________________

Primary #1 - EMPTY!
Primary #2 - Cherry Wood Smoked Tart Cherry Cider
Primary #3 - EMPTY!
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown
Keg #1 - Blackberry Berliner Weisse
Keg #2 - Baltic Porter (lagering in keg)
Keg #3 - Berliner Weisse
Bottled - NONE!

TopherM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #3
Xpertskir
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Morgantown, Wv
Posts: 1,943
Liked 353 Times on 239 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopherM View Post
It is pretty common for chill haze to appear for the first week or two at serving temps, then fall out, leaving nice, clear beer. It is very possible that the new yeast you used is not as flocculant as whatever you used previously, which would promote more chill haze.

Take a look at the beer closer to the 15-16 day mark at serving temps, and I would bet you'll have your clarity back.
It's not chill haze, It looks like a hefeweizen....

I should also mention that it is the exact same "batch" of WLP002 that I stepped up, divided, and stored. And yes, a starter was used prior to pitching.

We will see how time in the keezer treats it, Im happy it tastes great, the clarity is more of a vanity thing and it just perplexes me since I seemingly have that issue pretty well handled.
__________________
Xpertskir is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unibroue Le Terrible recipe? pdxkale Recipes/Ingredients 1 11-01-2012 04:32 PM
First time AG, first time my bazooka screen clogged! Looking tips to improve process. bmickey All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 03-13-2011 03:20 PM
Homemade Recipe TERRIBLE - what would you change? StarCityBrewMaster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 04-28-2010 03:05 PM
A few questions on my first batch (ferment time, clarity) KCBrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-18-2010 03:24 PM
boil time and clarity Machiavelli Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 03-27-2009 01:39 AM