Chill Haze... - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Chill Haze...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2008, 02:02 AM   #1
brownsbrew
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Salt Lake City
Posts: 17


I'm having a hard time getting rid of the chill haze in my brew. I have tried Irish Moss several times and I just can't get it clear. WTF?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 02:34 AM   #2
schweaty
Doe Re Mi Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
schweaty's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Glass City
Posts: 1,808
Liked 45 Times on 20 Posts


Whirlfloc and gelatin are two additions that seem pretty popular. I crash cooled my first brew, IPA, and I'm pretty happy with the clarity. How many brews have you done, what kind, what types of yeast?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 02:41 AM   #3
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,970
Liked 52 Times on 45 Posts


getting a really good cold break helps.
__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 04:12 AM   #4
pedipano
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Brazil
Posts: 10

Do you bother if i borrow your topic a little?
Does the chill haze impart any off-flavors, or it's just a problem to the appearance?

Sorry.
and Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 04:35 AM   #5
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,970
Liked 52 Times on 45 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by pedipano View Post
Do you bother if i borrow your topic a little?
Does the chill haze impart any off-flavors, or it's just a problem to the appearance?

Sorry.
and Thanks.
Honest and relevant question to this thread IMO!

It's totally aesthetic! When it usta bother me...I'd serve in stone mugs...now...I'm proud when it happens....just means I'm doing things MY WAY...not the BMC way.

Having said that...I do strive (to some extent) for clear beer.
__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 04:41 AM   #6
Slappy White
 
Slappy White's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Columbia, SC
Posts: 329

How much time do you leave in the primary and secondary or do you use a secondary?
__________________
"Good people drink good beer." -Hunter S. Thompson
Apfelwein and beer...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 01:21 PM   #7
Cpt_Kirks
 
Cpt_Kirks's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,723
Liked 47 Times on 41 Posts


Chill haze is a combination of too much protein and too much tannin, right?

If you cut down on, or remove, one of the two, you get less haze, right?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 01:29 PM   #8
TexLaw
Here's Lookin' Atcha!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
TexLaw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,670
Liked 28 Times on 26 Posts


OP: How old is the beer? Time clears all beers. Irish moss and Whirlfloc help from the kettle, as does getting good hot and cold breaks. Post-fermentation fining agents (such as gelatin, Polyclar, and isinglass) also help. Time and cold storage will win out over chill haze, tough, always.

Kirks: Yes.

Pedipano: Like BigK said, chill haze is has no effect on flavor or aroma. It is just some extra proteins that have come out of solution and will, given the chance, settle out to the bottom. If anything, chill haze indicates that your beer could be less stable over time because of the protein content, but that's about it.


TL
__________________
Beer is good for anything from hot dogs to heartache.

Drinking Frog Brewery, est. 1993

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 04:45 PM   #9
pedipano
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Brazil
Posts: 10

Quote:
Originally Posted by TexLaw View Post
Pedipano: Like BigK said, chill haze is has no effect on flavor or aroma. It is just some extra proteins that have come out of solution and will, given the chance, settle out to the bottom. If anything, chill haze indicates that your beer could be less stable over time because of the protein content, but that's about it.
TL
Man, could is very acceptable to me.
I'll bother myself in making good beer so.

Thanks everyone for the answers.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 08:18 PM   #10
brownsbrew
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Salt Lake City
Posts: 17

Quote:
Whirlfloc and gelatin are two additions that seem pretty popular. I crash cooled my first brew, IPA, and I'm pretty happy with the clarity.
Sorry for being a "NEWB" but WTF is "crash cooling"? Also, when is the best time to add Whirlfloc and gelatin?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NO CHILL beer, and chill haze... UGH The Pol General Techniques 62 01-16-2013 11:12 PM
My IPA has chill haze? impulserush Extract Brewing 10 03-07-2009 03:45 PM
Mom, where does chill haze come from? jacksonbrown General Techniques 13 09-23-2008 02:57 AM
No, it's not chill haze. Sea All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 17 02-25-2008 04:51 PM
Chill Haze Again Castle Meadow Brewery General Techniques 10 03-07-2007 02:24 AM


Forum Jump