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From: falk@Sun.COM (Ed Falk)
Subject: Re: Homebrew Digest #316 (December 05, 1989)
Date: 1989-12-05 19:06:09 GMT

> I always use one large clear glass bottle so I can see if the beer is
> clearing, and sure enough after 6-7 days it became nice and clear, about
> the color of Bass. So I put a couple in the fridge to try.
>
> When I went to take them out in a few hours they were very cloudy, so I
> assumed I shook them up somehow and replaced them in the fridge with some
> clear ones that I put in very carefully. A few hours later I was shocked
> to see these cloudy too.
>

It's called "chill haze". It's caused (I think) by insufficient boiling
of the wort. It's proteins precipitating out of solution. If you leave
it in the refrigerator for a few weeks it will clear again. I know because
our first batch had it pretty bad. I think our second batch is ok and
our third batch just got bottled so I don't know yet.

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