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Old 06-09-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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Second time brewing this mild. First time was crystal clear. Racked beer was clear, picked up none of the cake. Carbed it up in the keg and chilled it and I get hazy beer. The picture is after a day so it's not chill haze.
Any ideas? It tastes great so it's not infected either.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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Some more info would help. Recipe, yeast, temps, time of fermentation, how ling it's been in the keg, etc.......



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If it tastes great I am struggling to see the dilemma.

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If it tastes great I am struggling to see the dilemma.
The OP would like this beer to be clear like it was the first time he brewed it. It is not. Hence his dilemma. He's not looking for help with the beer's taste.

To the OP - it is indeed strange if it is not chill haze (that photo was taken of an non-chilled beer, right?). Was anything added in the secondary/keg?
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Oh !! Now I get it.

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Old 06-10-2012, 12:44 AM   #6
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Let it chill for a week, or two, at serving pressure and see how it comes out. Also, if that's the first pint you pulled, you could have all the trub (you'll ever get) in that one glass.

If you did the rapid force carbonation, with shaking and such, it just needs time to calm down, settle down, equalize, before it looks pretty in the glass...

Personally, I use the two weeks (or more) at serving pressure carbonation method. Gives great carbonation results, as well as very clear brew into the glass.

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Two easy chill haze fighters:

Immersion chiller or plate/counterflow chiller.

Whirlfloc tabs.


Never been a problem since I started using both.

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Two easy chill haze fighters:

Immersion chiller or plate/counterflow chiller.

Whirlfloc tabs.


Never been a problem since I started using both.

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Even without Whirlfloc/Irish Moss, and just a fast chill method you get clear brew... I forgot the Irish Moss in a recent pale ale recipe. Came out clear anyway. I still try to remember it in batches, but it's comforting to know it's not the only part of the equation.
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10.1 oz English Crystal 55L
6.1 oz Crystal 120L
3 oz Chocolate
0.75 EKG (45min)
London 1968 Yeast

Everything with the OG and FG was close as expected. I do use whirlfloc and a immersion chiller.

The pictured beer was warmed up and the haze did not change one bit (I left it out overnight to warm up).

I did not add anything to the keg.

I personally do not care if its hazy or not but I brew for my wife and family and they're picky about homebrew /shrug

I always pull one pint and offer it to the beer angels. This was my third pint I pulled.

To carb I put it at serving pressure in the kegerator and it was at 1.5 weeks when I pulled the pint.

Thanks for the help guys, just trying to figure out what happened for knowledge sake. I guess I can only let it sit another week or two and see if it happens to clear.

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Maybe you just pulled more trub than you thought?



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