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Old 06-18-2008, 09:29 PM   #1
Nov 2006
North Central NC
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My first AG was Edworts Haus Ale, it was crystal clear when I bottled it, I put a few in the fridge, and 24 hours later it is hazy, what is going on? Any replies welcome, thanks.

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Old 06-18-2008, 09:41 PM   #2
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Chill haze. Did you use and kind of clearing agent? irish moss, gelatin?
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:05 PM   #3
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Yep Chill Haze. Caused by proteins.

Cold condition the beer in the bottles for about a month and it should go away. Do not cool-warm-cool-warm too often or it will become permenant.

The way to avoid it is to use a kettle fining, Irish Moss, etc. and to get a good hot break and a good cold break (ie chill fast.) Lagering in a secondary will also help (really it's the same as cold conditioning in the bottle.) Gelatin in the secondary along with cold crashing it seems to help too.

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