Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Cold conditioning makes hazy beer?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
AHammer16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AHammer16's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 509
Default Cold conditioning makes hazy beer?

After 1 week bottle conditioning i placed a few of my 22 oz wiessbier in to my beer fridge. When i came back to test one for flavor I noticed that allof the bottles where hazy again just like when i bottled them. Why does this happen? And does it correct it self?

__________________
AHammer16 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,236
Liked 86 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AHammer16
After 1 week bottle conditioning i placed a few of my 22 oz wiessbier in to my beer fridge. When i came back to test one for flavor I noticed that allof the bottles where hazy again just like when i bottled them. Why does this happen? And does it correct it self?
This is called "chill haze". Getting a good cold break before putting the wort into the fermenter will precipitate the proteins that cause this and leave a much clearer beer )as long as you avoid transferring those proteins into the fermenter.)

It will not really correct itself at this point, but no worries. You can't taste it and it's only cosmetic.

Also.. weissbeirs are SUPPOSED to be cloudy anyway. Did you want a crystal clear weissbeir?

-walker
__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-11-2005, 05:49 PM   #3
AHammer16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AHammer16's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 509
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walker

Also.. weissbeirs are SUPPOSED to be cloudy anyway. Did you want a crystal clear weissbeir?

-walker
No but it was significantly clearer prior to chilling. Thanks.
__________________
AHammer16 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-11-2005, 06:01 PM   #4
Truble
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Truble's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,106
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Here is a good explanation of it:

http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter7-4.html


Basically, cooling the beer creates the haze by bringing out the proteins that were not taken care of by quick cooling the wort. Try warming one up to see if the haze goes away. That means the proteins are dissolving back into the liquid.

As stated above, and in Palmer's book, it is aesthetic only, and will not interfere in the taste or drinkability.

Bear in mind, though, that I am a complete neophyte with brewing, as I am fermenting my first batch now, but I believe I am correct on this.

__________________
Truble 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
Cold conditioning beer llamatabrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-19-2009 09:43 PM
Will warming cold beer affect conditioning Scut_Monkey General Beer Discussion 1 06-01-2009 05:17 PM
Cold conditioning makes a difference Beerthoven General Techniques 1 03-17-2009 03:03 AM
Cold conditioning bottled beer ChickenSoop Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 01-26-2009 01:12 AM
Hazy Beer Chuganator Recipes/Ingredients 24 05-01-2007 07:19 AM