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Old 05-14-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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So I was a little tipsy last night while brewing my 3rd kit beer. A Kolsch from Northern Brewer. I totally forgot to chill the hot wort (1.5 gallons of it) before adding it to the primary with 3.5 gallons of room temp spring water.

good news: yeast is active and happy. glass primary did not shatter.

bad news: it's a nice light beer and i'd like it as clear as possible. this probably did not help.

so my question is what can I do/add now? or later . . to reduce chill haze? after it's already in the primary I don't think I can add moss?

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Old 05-14-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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Personally, I wouldn't worry about it, who cares if its a bit hazy... however, a good cold crash after fermenation is done would help a lot!
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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What is the lesson learned?

Never Drink and Brew!!!! (at least not too much)
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:56 PM   #4
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Save the drinking for the clean-up process. Makes all that work a little more fun.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:46 PM   #5
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Look into gelatin finings.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:04 PM   #6
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To roughly quote either Palmer or The Joy of Home Brewing, "I could tell people who are worried about haze to drink out of an opaque cup, but that would be facetious, so I won't."

I understand though- I'm not going to enter contests with my beer, it's just for my own consumption, so it's strictly cosmetic, so I shouldn't care- right? But every time I pour a hazy beer, I feel like I'm doing something wrong.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:42 PM   #7
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Drink it from the bottle. Problem solved.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:50 PM   #8
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A couple of things you can do here. Look into the gelitan finings and the big one would be cold crashing.

If you can move it to a secondary and cold crash it in the frig for a couple of days, it will help a lot.

You could get crafty and create a label Dark Kolsh

If all else fails, serve it only in frosted glasses.


 
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