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Old 05-22-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Yeah so I'm a noob (8 batches) and yes my pale ales have chill haze. I haven't taken any precautions to prevent it; no irish moss, whirlpooling, or gelatin or anything. However, that being said, ales are generally supposed to be served at 50 to 55 degrees and I've noticed that my chill haze forms or disappears at around 45. So in theory, shouldn't chill haze (in ales atleast) be an indicator that you are serving the beer at the wrong temp? Its sort of like a reverse Coors blue mountain ...

 
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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That's a good point. I haven't heard/read anyone bring that up that way before.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:00 PM   #3
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I'm not a beer snob, but I figure if I'm going to go to all the work of making all grain pale ales, I may as well serve that at the temp they taste the best. No chill haze at those temps.

 
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:46 PM   #4
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I prefer to serve my ales at 42F and let them warm in the glass. I use Whirlfloc and my beers are generally pretty clear.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:37 PM   #5
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do you use whirlfloc in all of your beers? I just picked some up today for a stout.

 
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:51 PM   #6
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Not in hefeweizen...
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:54 PM   #7
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I don't use whirfloc in the darker beers like stout or porter.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:05 AM   #8
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I don't use whirfloc in the darker beers like stout or porter.
How do I say this? No,
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Not in hefeweizen
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I don't use whirfloc in the darker beers like stout or porter.
lol. You see, there is not point to worry about the clarity of your beers when the color of them is dark red to black and or, or when you're supposed to taste the yeast.

 
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