First bottle of my first brew...haze question - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > First bottle of my first brew...haze question

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-07-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
billpa
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
billpa's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Downingtown, PA
Posts: 149


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
__________________
Next up: Honey Brown Ale, Raspberry Blonde Ale, Oatmeal Stout
Primary: Strawberry Melomel
Secondary:
Conditioning:
Drinking: Apfelwein, ESB, Cream Ale, Mocktoberfest Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,763
Liked 8032 Times on 5611 Posts


It does sound like chill haze, especially if it looks clear in the bottle before you refrigerate it. A couple of weeks will make a difference, as will a longer time in the fridge. Quite a few of my PM beers had chill haze that eventually got better.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 10:15 PM   #3
Whelk
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
New York
Posts: 418

Also, did you pour everything in the bottle into the glass? You have to pour carefully and leave the last little bit in the bottom of the bottle to avoid dumping all the yeast into your glass (and making it all hazy).
__________________
Nothing until I figure out if I can make it happen over in the UK.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will 'chill haze' bottle condition out? Ksosh Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 10-19-2009 01:35 AM
Question about chill haze DeafSmith Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 05-09-2009 04:21 AM
Can Chill Haze Leave a line on the bottle neck? batches_brew Bottling/Kegging 5 09-09-2008 08:34 PM
Question on chill haze jacksonbrown General Techniques 5 08-25-2008 04:17 PM
Question about haze zacster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-02-2008 10:10 PM


Forum Jump