From the HBD Archive
From: Dave Johnson <davej@hpdml90>
Subject: RE: Cloudy brew
Date: 1990-02-01 15:56:01 GMT

John E. Greene writes:

>I have been having a problem lately that I would appreciate
>some suggestions on what to try to correct it. It's cloudy beer.
> .
> .
>I use gypsum in the water.....
^^^^^^

I have never had cloudy beer 'til I brewed a batch and added two
teaspoons of gypsum (just to see what would result) at the start
of the boil. The result was cloudy beer with a asprin-like
aftertaste -- yeak! After 4 weeks in the bottle, the aftertaste
is starting to soften and the beer is becoming more translucent,
but not clear. Also, I follow very sanitary procedures.

This is the *last* time that I add gypsum to my beer.

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