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Old 10-24-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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Default Floaties in commercial brews lately

The last 3 six packs I've bought have had way more floaties than I've ever seen in commercial beers before. Not hop particles, not yeast, white homogeneously distributed clumps. Stone IPA, Dale's Pale and Hebrew Genesis purchased 1 week apart from each other at 3 local stores that sell a lot of beer.

Is this chill haze and why does there seem to be so much of it?

The beers taste fine. Just curious, I don't get floaties in my homebrew and I don't usually see it in commercial brew.


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Old 10-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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There is a trend of craft breweries headed towards naturally carbing in bottles instead of mass force carbing, but I know for a fact that Dale's is not in this camp, and I doubt Stone is either on their normal IPA. Stone is a very "green" brewery, so I'm sure they do have some naturally carbed varieties, but I'm sure it is clearly stated on the packaging. I don't think I've ever had a Hebrew Genesis before.

Here in FL, all Oskar Blues beers, like Dale's Pale Ale, are in cans, and there should be ZERO chance of floaties in a can.

Do you happen to be pouring these beers into frosty glasses? Frost from frosty glasses often clumps into little soft ice bunches and floats to the surface right when the beer is poured. It looks alot like yeast clumps, but it's just ice.
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