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Old 02-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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Well,with mine it def wasn't chill haze,they get too much fridge time for that. They settle clear in the bottle,idk maybe I got some yeast in the glass. That was about the best pic I remember taking. And it sat in primary plenty long enough to settle out well. Maybe it's just my camera blurring all the carbonation,cause the APA brewd around the same time was clear as a bell. No finings or anything. The only difference was 6oz of hops in a 6G batch. I'll see how it goes with the next batch coming next month with my current process. Got another batch of Summer Shandy going nuts now.


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Old 02-22-2012, 02:11 AM   #12
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scottland, did you use finings in the above pictured beer? It looks beautiful!
Ya, I fine every beer I brew with Chico yeast. That yeast is stubborn to drop out. English yeasts I don't bother. I use 1tsp of gelatin per 5gal


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Old 02-22-2012, 02:27 AM   #13
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Ya, I fine every beer I brew with Chico yeast. That yeast is stubborn to drop out. English yeasts I don't bother. I use 1tsp of gelatin per 5gal
Love the glass. Where'd you get it? It's very similar to the sam adams glasses.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:43 AM   #14
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Really funny story about that glass. A local brewpub (SanTan) worked with a local glass shop to develop it. It's much like the Sam Adams glass, only much heavier glass, taller, and thicker. The Sam Adams glasses break if you look at them the wrong way, and these are much more robust.

Unfortunetly(although I do understand), Sam Adams slapped a cease and desist on them over patent infringement, so they no longer make the glass. It sucks that Sam Adams has to screw over a tiny little brewpub in Chandler AZ, but if you don't defend your patents you lose them.
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My IPA's are usually really clear, my IIPA's a bit less so.

My recent IIPA was clear before dry hopping, but now is stubbornly hazy. However, I am only 6 or so pints into the keg, so my fingers are crossed.

Like you said though, it tastes really great so screw it!
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My IPAs are crystal clear also- I think that a hops haze (if present) is just a hint of haze and not try cloudiness. Even when judging, most IPAs are clear. I know it's aesthetics, but I really like drinking only clear beer. Murky beers just don't seem to taste as good.

A severe haze like that seems to be a starch and/or protein issue from incomplete conversion or from a large amount of wheat in the grain bill (although even wheat beers will eventually clear).
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Many beer in the bottle is completely clear, looks as good as any when it's warm.
When I put is in the fridge for a few days it is very cloudy! Looks horrible. I have 2 competitions coming up in a week or so and don't know what to do. It's my first time for comp and I may have to bail on it due to the haze. Unless they judge them warm.
I use Irish moss and lately whirlflock. What else can I do?
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Lakefront Brewery IPA which is one of my favorites is cloudy. So I never worry if mine is cloudy or not.
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@ hough77-leave'em in the fridge for a week or two. There might also be some chill haze involved,& that takes a couple days to settle out. See if this helps a little.
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@ hough77-leave'em in the fridge for a week or two. There might also be some chill haze involved,& that takes a couple days to settle out. See if this helps a little.
I will when I get home, thanks! The AHA drop off I think is March 17. Hopefully it will work.


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