Cloudy / Hazy beers

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  1. Dirty Horse

    Dirty Horse New Member

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    Hi

    I have been home brewing for just under a year now and still very much in the experimentation stage.

    I have used the same method and equipment throughout, but recently my last few brews have become really hazy when poured.

    The last batch was a hoppy american style IPA (Magnum, chinhook, Columbus, Centennial). After the boil I put the stock pan I use out in the garden into a foot of snow to chill rather than the usual ice bath - thinking surely this is the best way to chill the wort down.

    I then used a packet of finings bought from my local homebrew shop which I used once fermentation has finished.

    3 weeks later I poured my first bottle (a tad on the bitter side but tasty) and it was hazy. This wasn't attributed
    to sediment as i was careful to keep the vast majority in the bottle.

    Any ideas what could have caused this?
     
  2. Ozarks Mountain Brew

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    hoppy beers are not clear for most home brewers so your not alone but a couple of ways to get a clear beer is Irish moss in the boil, cold crashing at 34ish for a week or gelatin while cold crashing, this is all done before carbonation if you bottle and is easier if you keg, I can explain further if needed
     
  3. jeffpn

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    You can also do some research on chill haze.
     

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