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Old 03-03-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Any recommendations on removing chill haze besides the Irish moss deal. Fast boils vs slow boils, rapid cool downs, all grain vs extract. etc..., How do the breweries get such clear beer??!!!!!


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Old 03-03-2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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How do the breweries get such clear beer??!!!!!
They filter it. Have you tried crash cooling before racking to a secondary or kegging?



 
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:08 PM   #3
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Chill! Fast cooling of the wort after the boil. Give it a good swirl & let it settle before running it to the fermenter.

Use finings in the secondary, then drop the temperature of the clearing tank as close to freezing as you can and hold it there for two weeks.

Or filter, very cold.
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Old 03-03-2007, 05:02 PM   #4
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You can repair it (finnings) or fix it (proper mashing techiniques).

I try to fix it but end up having to repair it sometimes.
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Of course the other way to prevent chill haze is not to chill the beer before serving. This works very well for English style ales.

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Old 03-04-2007, 03:57 AM   #6
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Crash cooling before kegging to works great, like edwort said. It helps to get the protiens and tanins out that cause chill haze.

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Old 03-04-2007, 04:00 AM   #7
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Of course the other way to prevent chill haze is not to chill the beer before serving. This works very well for English style ales.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:23 PM   #8
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it would need to be served from a wooden cask, via beer engine to be a real english ale...
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:41 PM   #9
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Crash cooling before kegging to works great, like edwort said. It helps to get the protiens and tanins out that cause chill haze.

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More importantly, crash cool the beer right after the boil before fermentation even begins - that will cause a cold break to form (clumps of protein that contribute to chill haze). Once the proteins coagulate, they easily drop out of solution and wind up in the trub.
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:23 PM   #10
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Cold condition! I had a chill haze problem when I bottled. Once I switched to kegs I would see chill haze the first week after I carbonated. By the second or third week my beers are as clear as any mircobrew sold. Stick some bottles in the refig. for 2 weeks and see if that won't clear them up.



 
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