Originally Posted by ayoungrad
Do you normally brew dark beers? Dark beers can hide haze. Are you sure it's definitely clearer?
Assuming its a real thing, dark beers also result in a lower pH of the wort. I think I recall that lower pH results in better hot break. But I'm a little unsure if I'm remembering that correctly. Maybe someone else can confirm that?
+1. A lower pH will also inspire more interaction between proteins and polyphenols, causing both to drop out of solution. You are probably seeing more of that than usual thanks to the darker grains.