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Dave the Brewer 10-27-2007 05:42 PM

hazy beer tastes different
I just started drinking my first home brew. I've been chilling the beer a couple at a time. When they chill, it gets very hazy. The look doesn't bother me; when it gets hazy it taste like I'm eating raw hops. Not desirable to me. So I just tried one at about 65 F and it tastes GREAT no haze nice clear crisp good tasting ale. My girlfreind and I are throwing a halloween party tonight, I was going to share some home brew, only if its tasting right. Is there anyway I can get around this besides keeping some mugs in the freezer? Other than this problem: Satisfied:mug:

Bobby_M 10-27-2007 06:46 PM

You'd got to get more of your supply in the fridge for longer. Leave on in there for a week and try it. It should be clearer.

shafferpilot 10-27-2007 06:52 PM

Also, how cold is your fridge. I have an extra fridge in the basement for beer and wine and I keep it on the lowest (highest temp) setting. Beer at 35 degrees does have a lot of bite compared to 45.

Dave the Brewer 10-27-2007 08:18 PM

Well about a week ago I set one in the fridge(even tho it wasn't ready to be drank) while everything was settled to the bottom, when it chilled it got hazy; i left it for a week and it was still hazy. It never settled. My fidge is pretty cold; I noticed this morning that the top of some juice i had in the back was frozen on top. Maybe if I raised the temp up a little it would help? thanks guys

Ó Flannagáin 10-27-2007 08:19 PM

It's allll in your mind. :D

shafferpilot 10-28-2007 11:22 PM


Originally Posted by Ó Flannagáin
It's allll in your mind. :D

despite my previous comment, I do tend to agree with O Flannagain. Chill haze is said to be a cosmetic problem. Does it taste bad? or just different? Oh, and if your fridge is freezing stuff, it's too cold. Stuff like fruit, lettuce, milk and beer don't like being frozen much at all.

malkore 10-29-2007 09:27 PM

agreed, chill haze is caused by proteins that "should" have been removed during hot and cold breaks on brew day. these proteins that don't get fully removed will coagulate as the temperature drops.
they're always there, so they don't increase or decrease...they just become more visible.

taste difference is likely all in your head, not in the beer/tastebuds.

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