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Old 06-01-2007, 06:46 PM   #1
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Howdy,

My beer is super clear until I put it in the fridge. Then It get's really hazy and never clears up. I use Irish moss as a clearing agent!

Any ideas why this happens and how I can get it to clear?

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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I've heard that gelatin in the secondary will help prevent this.

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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The lack of a cold break can cause a chill haze.

Are you making an ale or lager?

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Some grains, if steeped instead of mashed, can contribute to chill haze, carapils is one, I am sure there are others.

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A little cold conditioning clears up my beers. I put them in the fridge for about three weeks and they are crystal clear.


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cold condition for 3+ weeks and it will clear up real nice, I usually can't wait that long so I only get clear beer towards the end of the keg.

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I've heard that gelatin in the secondary will help prevent this.
This works wonders for my pale ales.
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cold condition for 3+ weeks and it will clear up real nice, I usually can't wait that long so I only get clear beer towards the end of the keg.
I have the same exact thing happen. I hate that.

On the upside, when my beer runs clear out of the keg, I know that I'm about to run out.
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lol... 3 weeks damn! Well maybe I'll give it a go and see how it turns out. Thanks guys

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By using gelatin in the carboy a couple of days prior to brewing your beer will go into the keg clear...as long as you don't prime...

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