So last night I decided to try a bottle of my first batch of brew...an ESB. It was in primary for a week, secondary for a little over 3 weeks and bottle conditioned for one week. I figured it would taste a little young which I believe it does. I think it needs to mellow out a bit but overall I am pleased so far.
I do have a question about haze. The beer was pretty cloudy. I know that haze can be contributed to no (or a weak) hot and cold break. The recipe was a partial mash so there was a bit of a hot break when boiling first going. And I believe that I did a good job getting the wort down to pitching temps in about 20-30 minutes.
I am curious...since it is only a week in the conditioning/carbonation stage, could that cause more cloudiness? Also, I only had it in the fridge for about 5 hours. Would it need to be cold longer so it could settle out more?
Im not worried too much, just curious