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Old 10-24-2008, 02:02 AM   #1
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I'm having a hard time getting rid of the chill haze in my brew. I have tried Irish Moss several times and I just can't get it clear. WTF?

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Old 10-24-2008, 02:34 AM   #2
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Whirlfloc and gelatin are two additions that seem pretty popular. I crash cooled my first brew, IPA, and I'm pretty happy with the clarity. How many brews have you done, what kind, what types of yeast?

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Old 10-24-2008, 02:41 AM   #3
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getting a really good cold break helps.

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Old 10-24-2008, 04:12 AM   #4
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Do you bother if i borrow your topic a little?
Does the chill haze impart any off-flavors, or it's just a problem to the appearance?

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Do you bother if i borrow your topic a little?
Does the chill haze impart any off-flavors, or it's just a problem to the appearance?

Sorry.
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Honest and relevant question to this thread IMO!

It's totally aesthetic! When it usta bother me...I'd serve in stone mugs...now...I'm proud when it happens....just means I'm doing things MY WAY...not the BMC way.

Having said that...I do strive (to some extent) for clear beer.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:41 AM   #6
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How much time do you leave in the primary and secondary or do you use a secondary?

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Chill haze is a combination of too much protein and too much tannin, right?

If you cut down on, or remove, one of the two, you get less haze, right?

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OP: How old is the beer? Time clears all beers. Irish moss and Whirlfloc help from the kettle, as does getting good hot and cold breaks. Post-fermentation fining agents (such as gelatin, Polyclar, and isinglass) also help. Time and cold storage will win out over chill haze, tough, always.

Kirks: Yes.

Pedipano: Like BigK said, chill haze is has no effect on flavor or aroma. It is just some extra proteins that have come out of solution and will, given the chance, settle out to the bottom. If anything, chill haze indicates that your beer could be less stable over time because of the protein content, but that's about it.


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Pedipano: Like BigK said, chill haze is has no effect on flavor or aroma. It is just some extra proteins that have come out of solution and will, given the chance, settle out to the bottom. If anything, chill haze indicates that your beer could be less stable over time because of the protein content, but that's about it.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:18 PM   #10
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Whirlfloc and gelatin are two additions that seem pretty popular. I crash cooled my first brew, IPA, and I'm pretty happy with the clarity.
Sorry for being a "NEWB" but WTF is "crash cooling"? Also, when is the best time to add Whirlfloc and gelatin?
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