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Title: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on January 29, 2014, 12:17:18 AM
I used to follow a thread on another forum with pictures of clear beer. I loved that thread.

So, I thought I would kick off a similar thread here.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/ysu7y9uh.jpg)

This beer is Oz's Munich Hales. It is a Helles brewed with WLP029. The recipe has 2 lbs of wheat malt. I used 1 Tsp. of gelatin in the keg to clarify.

Let's see your clear beer.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Alewyfe on January 29, 2014, 06:08:57 AM
Bloody show off! Very pretty though, I must say.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: majorvices on January 29, 2014, 12:22:39 PM
First pic homebrew (kolsch) second commercial (red lager).

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk236/majorvices_photo/2403433497_78f3183f2a_z.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk236/majorvices_photo/Rebellion.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on January 29, 2014, 12:58:37 PM

First pic homebrew (kolsch) second commercial (red lager).

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk236/majorvices_photo/2403433497_78f3183f2a_z.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk236/majorvices_photo/Rebellion.jpg)

Very nice looking Kolsch.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 29, 2014, 12:59:23 PM
+1.  That Kolsch looks fantastic.
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Post by: AmandaK on January 29, 2014, 01:49:11 PM
+1.  That Kolsch looks fantastic.
Is it bad that I'm jealous of that Kölsch? Haha
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: majorvices on January 29, 2014, 01:59:07 PM
It's really not hard to get a clear kolsch (that one with WLP029) - it all starts with the correct water and pH. That one fined with gelatin. I make a couple kolches every year and I always get them that clear with minimal lagering period.

FWIW the red is very clear as well but the lighting used was to highlight the "redness".
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on January 29, 2014, 02:10:55 PM

FWIW the red is very clear as well but the lighting used was to highlight the "redness".

The red looks delicious. But, it is hard to see the clarity.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: euge on January 29, 2014, 02:32:22 PM
Are ya'll transferring the beer off the gelatin once its settled or just serving out of the same keg?
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on January 29, 2014, 02:45:56 PM

Are ya'll transferring the beer off the gelatin once its settled or just serving out of the same keg?

I am serving out of the same keg.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 29, 2014, 02:56:01 PM
I don't use gelatin often, but when I do I serve out of the same keg. I give it 2 or 3 days after adding, pump out a pint or two and it's clear sailing until it blows.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Pinski on January 29, 2014, 03:03:36 PM
+1.  That Kolsch looks fantastic.
Is it bad that I'm jealous of that Kölsch? Haha
I suppose that depends on why you're jealous.  ;D
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: majorvices on January 29, 2014, 03:22:24 PM

FWIW the red is very clear as well but the lighting used was to highlight the "redness".

The red looks delicious. But, it is hard to see the clarity.

Well, if you look at the top you can see the ring of foam through the beer. And you can see the bottom of the bubbles through the beer. I think the photographer also focused on the logo to make the things behind it blurred so it takes away from the clarity in the pic.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: majorvices on January 29, 2014, 03:25:24 PM
Are ya'll transferring the beer off the gelatin once its settled or just serving out of the same keg?

I only rack to another keg if I am planning on moving that keg. Otherwise I'll blow the first slug of yeast out of the corny. One glass might pour a little cloudy but the second is usually super clear.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Pinski on January 29, 2014, 04:04:03 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5516/12206796566_605e61ea11_z_d.jpg)

Munich Helles brewed 1/3/14. Fermented two weeks, D-rest three days, crash cooled in carboy, kegged 1/25. This is the carbed up hydrometer sample taken Saturday evening. No finings.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: morticaixavier on January 29, 2014, 04:08:10 PM
This one wasn't beer when I took the pic but it is now and is just as clear.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5521/12207303354_c0f3f171aa.jpg)

Here is my kolsch from last year. not nearly as clear as Majors but maybe some day
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7073/7158769345_2d3a500065.jpg)

and mine is far more capable of defying gravity
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on January 29, 2014, 04:44:15 PM
Are ya'll transferring the beer off the gelatin once its settled or just serving out of the same keg?

I'll usually transfer after fining, but that's because my kegerator is small and I move kegs around a lot.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: gman23 on January 29, 2014, 04:56:05 PM
Hoping my Kolsch will clear. Been in the keg for almost 3 weeks now. Used WLP029 and finings. I usually don't have an issue with clarity but this one might end up a bit stubborn...
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: euge on January 29, 2014, 05:02:50 PM
Thanks I have a box of Knox gelatine but that biofine clear sounds like it is easier? Either might be the ticket for some of my haze issues:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R8ht2Kt-41o/UukzV_HXb7I/AAAAAAAAA0c/EAGt2q9oAQ4/w326-h579-no/20140129_105704.jpg)

Otherwise this Vienna is very clear.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: rabeb25 on January 29, 2014, 06:15:41 PM
HEre are some of my clear beer photos

Kolsch:
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1/374313_1649287768040_1173238032_n.jpg)

Red Ale:
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1/387516_1727072512610_1241975407_n.jpg)

Light Lager:
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/408969_1732335924192_1509923161_n.jpg)

Maibock:
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1/149454_2150706423193_1998384607_n.jpg?lvh=1)

5 gallons of light lager:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/t1/551681_2276397805399_497153830_n.jpg)

And finally a non-clear beer, but its just so beautiful I deserves to be seen, a Hefe:
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1/298714_1564627891596_2088350667_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: AmandaK on January 29, 2014, 07:03:15 PM
It's really not hard to get a clear kolsch (that one with WLP029) - it all starts with the correct water and pH. That one fined with gelatin. I make a couple kolches every year and I always get them that clear with minimal lagering period.


So what's the correct water and pH?
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: brewbaker on January 29, 2014, 07:41:25 PM
probably referring to mash pH around 5.2-5.4 and as for water, water that has low permanent hardness.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Pinski on January 29, 2014, 07:42:40 PM
Wow, that is a purdy Hef!
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: morticaixavier on January 29, 2014, 08:05:36 PM
probably referring to mash pH around 5.2-5.4 and as for water, water that has low permanent hardness.

that and an appropriate amount of calcium to encourage those pesky yeasties to drop out when they are done with their meal.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Stevie on January 29, 2014, 08:23:09 PM
probably referring to mash pH around 5.2-5.4 and as for water, water that has low permanent hardness.

that and an appropriate amount of calcium to encourage those pesky yeasties to drop out when they are done with their meal.

Maybe that is my problem with Hefes. I can never keep them cloudy longer than a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: euge on January 29, 2014, 08:30:27 PM
probably referring to mash pH around 5.2-5.4 and as for water, water that has low permanent hardness.

that and an appropriate amount of calcium to encourage those pesky yeasties to drop out when they are done with their meal.

Maybe that is my problem with Hefes. I can never keep them cloudy longer than a couple of weeks.

You are drinking them too slow man... ;D
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: morticaixavier on January 29, 2014, 09:01:37 PM
probably referring to mash pH around 5.2-5.4 and as for water, water that has low permanent hardness.

that and an appropriate amount of calcium to encourage those pesky yeasties to drop out when they are done with their meal.

Maybe that is my problem with Hefes. I can never keep them cloudy longer than a couple of weeks.

don't feel too bad, big big pro hefe breweries spend mega bucks on trying to get a hefe to stay cloudy longer.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 29, 2014, 10:31:22 PM
probably referring to mash pH around 5.2-5.4 and as for water, water that has low permanent hardness.

that and an appropriate amount of calcium to encourage those pesky yeasties to drop out when they are done with their meal.

Maybe that is my problem with Hefes. I can never keep them cloudy longer than a couple of weeks.

don't feel too bad, big big pro hefe breweries spend mega bucks on trying to get a hefe to stay cloudy longer.

+1.  I've always let a slight bit of hefe yeast into the keg (racked carefully to get the top yeast layer and not trub). When the beer starts pouring a little clearer than I want, I gently rock the keg with the CO2 valve closed (not looking for extra carbonation). It's a temporary fix, but it works.


EDIT - The one trick is to remember to gently rock the keg before the first pint if it's been a few days since the last one, or else you're pumping out most of the yeast in the first pour.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: udubdawg on January 29, 2014, 11:13:49 PM
Vienna, ready (not that dark; lost the sun)
(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/sharkbait_fishee/3a87de0c-c868-453f-a8bf-40b5da8a0537_zpsae91c252.jpg)
Kolsch, getting close
(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/sharkbait_fishee/IMG_3979_zpsea96dbb2.jpg)

cheers--
--Michael
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 29, 2014, 11:19:45 PM
Looks great !  The Vienna looks really nice.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Upstate Dan on January 30, 2014, 01:39:24 AM
California common

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1/394393_647310303079_263170920_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: erockrph on January 30, 2014, 05:13:33 AM
Apologies for the crappy cellcam pic, but this is a 70/- that is crystal clear with no filtering, fining, or cold-crashing. It's bottle-conditioned as well, and this is about a month after bottling. WLP028 is just that good.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9RG6Q3eZsg4/UuneMNc2U7I/AAAAAAAAFFk/tef_WjjhBeE/s1600/70+Shilling.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: euge on January 30, 2014, 05:39:50 AM
Apologies for the crappy cellcam pic, but this is a 70/- that is crystal clear with no filtering, fining, or cold-crashing. It's bottle-conditioned as well, and this is about a month after bottling. WLP028 is just that good.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9RG6Q3eZsg4/UuneMNc2U7I/AAAAAAAAFFk/tef_WjjhBeE/s1600/70+Shilling.jpg)

Actually, I think this is the best so far composition-wise. Awesome.
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Post by: klickitat jim on January 30, 2014, 08:29:05 AM
Apologies for the crappy cellcam pic, but this is a 70/- that is crystal clear with no filtering, fining, or cold-crashing. It's bottle-conditioned as well, and this is about a month after bottling. WLP028 is just that good.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9RG6Q3eZsg4/UuneMNc2U7I/AAAAAAAAFFk/tef_WjjhBeE/s1600/70+Shilling.jpg)

Actually, I think this is the best so far composition-wise. Awesome.
I agree! Trippy!

(... go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall...)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 30, 2014, 12:57:59 PM
Very nice. Yeah, 028 doesn't suck.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: udubdawg on January 30, 2014, 09:16:02 PM
german pils

(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/sharkbait_fishee/83cf72fd-4868-4018-a631-189bed65ec7c_zps3af92279.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: AmandaK on January 30, 2014, 09:39:52 PM
german pils

(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/sharkbait_fishee/83cf72fd-4868-4018-a631-189bed65ec7c_zps3af92279.jpg)

Love the KCBM glass. ;)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: majorvices on January 31, 2014, 11:10:15 AM
Here's another shot of the red lager since the clarity was harder to judge on professional shot one.

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/F910E78A-02E2-4CBA-9B68-44711350ACD1_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: ynotbrusum on January 31, 2014, 11:26:44 AM
Weyermann malt in the mid background?  That is a pretty red and nice lacing!
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: majorvices on January 31, 2014, 11:35:23 AM
Weyermann malt in the mid background?  That is a pretty red and nice lacing!

I shot that last night at brewery tasting we had. We use sacks of grain to give our tables a little boost so the height matches the stools. Everything designed to be taken down.

BTW: Nice looking beers, y'all!
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on January 31, 2014, 12:18:59 PM

Weyermann malt in the mid background?  That is a pretty red and nice lacing!

I shot that last night at brewery tasting we had. We use sacks of grain to give our tables a little boost so the height matches the stools. Everything designed to be taken down.

BTW: Nice looking beers, y'all!

What's the name of that one? I should be coming to Rocket City next month for a visit. I want to come try it.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: majorvices on January 31, 2014, 12:44:27 PM
Rebellion is the name. Let me know when you are in town so I can give you a personal tour and tasting at the brewery.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on January 31, 2014, 01:03:36 PM

Rebellion is the name. Let me know when you are in town so I can give you a personal tour and tasting at the brewery.

Thanks! That would be awesome. I am still arranging the date. I was asked to propose dates in Mar - Apr. I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: ccfoo242 on February 05, 2014, 02:52:42 AM
I was so disappointed with how cloudy this German pils was at first.  It took a while but finally cleared up.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/12313377054_c428970004_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/jL6h1o)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: ynotbrusum on February 05, 2014, 12:23:24 PM
What pils?  I just see a computer screen!  ;D
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: ccfoo242 on February 05, 2014, 12:49:58 PM

What pils?  I just see a computer screen!  ;D

He he thanks!


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Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 05, 2014, 04:50:22 PM
Great picture !  Nice job on that beer.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: klickitat jim on February 08, 2014, 01:34:37 PM
Nothing compared to some of the previous uber brite beers, but I'm happy with it. My Vienna Lager (the one that finished in 6 days)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/hu8u3aba.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on February 08, 2014, 03:25:34 PM
Looks pretty clear to me.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Upstate Dan on February 08, 2014, 04:32:34 PM
IPA after 3 weeks in keg.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1/1609882_756820039689_1726851841_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: morticaixavier on February 09, 2014, 03:18:04 AM
Dry hopped IPA, 1 week in the keg.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/12398862094_1d05f9b9de.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: el_capitan on February 09, 2014, 03:20:53 AM
I was going to post a pic of some 5-year-aged cider, but I figured that might be cheating.  It's crystal clear.   
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Post by: HoosierBrew on February 09, 2014, 03:25:18 AM
That IPA is downright bright, Mort.  That's tough to achieve especially after dry hopping. I can only get near that bright with gelatin after dry hopping. Nice.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: morticaixavier on February 09, 2014, 03:25:51 AM
That IPA is downright bright, Mort.  That's tough to achieve especially after dry hopping. I can only get near that bright with gelatin after dry hopping. Nice.

thanks, no gelatin there. Irish moss in the boil and that's it.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 09, 2014, 03:31:58 AM
That IPA is downright bright, Mort.  That's tough to achieve especially after dry hopping. I can only get near that bright with gelatin after dry hopping. Nice.

thanks, no gelatin there. Irish moss in the boil and that's it.

That's impressive. I seem to hit a threshold at ~ 4+ oz of dry hops - much tougher to clear (no surprise). I've been using 5 or 6 oz dry in most IPAs. Plenty of hop haze there if I don't use gelatin.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: euge on February 09, 2014, 02:21:46 PM
Which yeast strain did you use for that IPA mort?
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: morticaixavier on February 09, 2014, 03:33:31 PM
Which yeast strain did you use for that IPA mort?

Us-05.

It spent about 3 weeks in primary.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: morticaixavier on February 09, 2014, 03:35:30 PM
That IPA is downright bright, Mort.  That's tough to achieve especially after dry hopping. I can only get near that bright with gelatin after dry hopping. Nice.

thanks, no gelatin there. Irish moss in the boil and that's it.

That's impressive. I seem to hit a threshold at ~ 4+ oz of dry hops - much tougher to clear (no surprise). I've been using 5 or 6 oz dry in most IPAs. Plenty of hop haze there if I don't use gelatin.

I only dry hopped with ~60 grams so I'm sure it would be hazier with more
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: fmader on February 12, 2014, 06:52:00 PM
(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s564/Frank_Mader/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb0529462.jpg)

My pumpkin saison from the Zymurgy recipe in the Augustish issue. This was brewed in September. It's finally come into its own in appearance, taste, and drinkability.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: klickitat jim on February 13, 2014, 10:16:52 AM
Pretty, and looks punkin colored too. Nice work
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 13, 2014, 04:47:52 PM
my beer is always clear after i drink it and expel it....my body is the best clarification unit i know of :o
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: fmader on February 14, 2014, 02:48:07 AM
(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s564/Frank_Mader/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0317fcea.jpg)
My golden ale that was lightly hopped with galaxy and citra. I'm going to be brewing and kegging another 10 gallons of this sometime next month.... 5 gallons for my wedding and 5 gallons for... Well, for me!
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on February 14, 2014, 04:51:56 AM

(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s564/Frank_Mader/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0317fcea.jpg)
My golden ale that was lightly hopped with galaxy and citra. I'm going to be brewing and kegging another 10 gallons of this sometime next month.... 5 gallons for my wedding and 5 gallons for... Well, for me!

Looks great and congrats on your up coming marriage.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: blatz on February 14, 2014, 02:54:23 PM
Looks great and congrats on your up coming marriage.

aye - congrats.  is that your Kona Longboard (?) attempt?
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: fmader on February 14, 2014, 03:05:12 PM
Looks great and congrats on your up coming marriage.

aye - congrats.  is that your Kona Longboard (?) attempt?

Thanks

Kona Big Wave I think... I've still have not tried that beer commercially though. I think the Longboard is their lager.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: morticaixavier on February 16, 2014, 10:17:57 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/17/6edasyhu.jpg)Marzen, two weeks in almost at fg I think. Hopefully that last touch of haze will drop out over the next few weeks
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: ynotbrusum on February 16, 2014, 10:35:38 PM
Is that grass - the green stuff in the background?  I wouldn't know - here in Illinois we are weeks away from anything green....but, hey that beer is pretty clear for that quick on a Marzen.  (But is it really a Pre-Marzen at this point - like a Februarzen?)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: morticaixavier on February 16, 2014, 11:30:39 PM
Is that grass - the green stuff in the background?  I wouldn't know - here in Illinois we are weeks away from anything green....but, hey that beer is pretty clear for that quick on a Marzen.  (But is it really a Pre-Marzen at this point - like a Februarzen?)

Yup that's the grass. It finally rained in california. It'll be marz before it's done lagering
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: ranchovillabrew on February 17, 2014, 10:19:20 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/18/vegavuga.jpg)
Strawberry blonde.


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Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 18, 2014, 12:06:47 AM
(http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc412/jrdunne/IMG_2758_zps2d3e4663.jpg) (http://s1210.photobucket.com/user/jrdunne/media/IMG_2758_zps2d3e4663.jpg.html)

Best Bitter.

(http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc412/jrdunne/IMG_2735_zps2d6d1456.jpg) (http://s1210.photobucket.com/user/jrdunne/media/IMG_2735_zps2d6d1456.jpg.html)

Saison.  Waiting for an empty keg. Debating whether I should buy more.

(http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc412/jrdunne/IMG_2763_zps7976830c.jpg) (http://s1210.photobucket.com/user/jrdunne/media/IMG_2763_zps7976830c.jpg.html)

Dubbel.  Clarified with gelatin.

(http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc412/jrdunne/IMG_2775_zps1df40a2d.jpg) (http://s1210.photobucket.com/user/jrdunne/media/IMG_2775_zps1df40a2d.jpg.html)

About two hours ago.  There ain't no grass to see around here.  6 inches today and still coming down.

Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: euge on February 18, 2014, 12:55:06 AM
Damn I think the AC came on at home today. Kinda uncomfortably warm and muggy.

Nothing stellar so far brew-wise.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 18, 2014, 01:00:07 AM
Nice looking beers, Joe.  I feel your pain on the snow - we've already broken the all time Indy record for snowfall and there's plenty of winter left. Freakin' over it.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 19, 2014, 01:54:10 AM
(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/jahughey/badd7913-7444-47e2-b5f5-234cc607cc88_zpseb65d28f.jpg?t=1392774429)

IPA - Pretty clear with 16 oz of total hops
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: fmader on February 19, 2014, 01:57:24 AM
(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/jahughey/badd7913-7444-47e2-b5f5-234cc607cc88_zpseb65d28f.jpg?t=1392774429)

IPA - Pretty clear with 16 oz of total hops

That looks dandy, Jon! Gotta love those frothy hoppy heads that you can set a quarter on. It could be the lighting, but it looks a touch red. Do you mind me asking your malt bill?
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on February 19, 2014, 02:07:55 AM
No ,and it's quite a bit red. It's a "2013 Leftovers IPA". Stuff to use up while still fresh:

                                        80% Rahr 2 row
                                        14% Crisp MO
                                        3% C60
                                        3% C80
                                        OG 1.068/ 75 IBU

                                        Chinook (bitter), blend of Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe used from 15 minutes to FO, then dry hopped. Pretty damn good for a spur of the moment leftovers beer !

                                       
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: fmader on February 19, 2014, 02:10:23 AM
It's hard to go wrong with 16 oz of hops
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: erockrph on February 19, 2014, 02:29:10 AM
It's hard to go wrong with 16 oz of hops

Bah, needs more hops :)
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Post by: ynotbrusum on February 19, 2014, 02:31:53 AM
Here is my Edel Hell for the comp ...(http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy175/ynotbrusum/b7070612b33f6fc1d2fc65644886fc4f.jpg)



If I did this right???
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Post by: ynotbrusum on February 19, 2014, 02:37:38 AM
Went to FAQ and got it thanks!  So, what says you?
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 19, 2014, 02:44:45 AM
Ordinary Bitter. Pint glass logo is to the back.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4rD5C1ux1cs/UwQV-AyMiNI/AAAAAAAAAXo/A60UTfcWqHU/s512/IMAG0464.jpg)
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Post by: ynotbrusum on February 19, 2014, 02:55:42 AM
Nice, Jeff! I have been on a bitter kick for a few months - using 1768 and loving it!  Last batch fully fermented in 4 days with krausen drop in that time, too (pitched a clay blob of month old yeast from a ten gallon batch into two 5's on 2/1/14 and it dropped clear within a week).  Kegging it this weekend assuming FG has been reached.  Love those bitters lately with a Burtonized water treatment.
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Post by: Joe Sr. on February 19, 2014, 02:56:46 AM
You're all making me thirstier.


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Post by: Jimmy K on February 19, 2014, 02:02:28 PM
3.5% abv brown ale. Dark, but you can see through it in the right light. Rings on the bottom are the bottom of the glass.
 
(http://i.imgur.com/JtJwX3L.jpg)
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Post by: HoosierBrew on February 19, 2014, 02:09:24 PM
Nice.  Looks tasty.
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Post by: pinnah on February 19, 2014, 03:19:34 PM
+2, that brown looks really good.

I have never used anything except moss, chill, and time....how does one use gelatin in the keg?
Is that stuff still made out of horses hooves? :P




I don't take many photos of my beers anymore...but here is a back lit rye bitter in my wife's glass. :)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/IMG_0381_zpse7389cd6.jpg)
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Post by: morticaixavier on February 19, 2014, 03:30:33 PM
those all look awesome guys. thirsty indeed!
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Post by: Jimmy K on February 19, 2014, 03:33:55 PM
+2, that brown looks really good.

I have never used anything except moss, chill, and time....how does one use gelatin in the keg?
Is that stuff still made out of horses hooves? :P


Nice rye.
 
I did use gelatin in the brown ale, but I think that only got it part way there. It's been kegged and cold for about 2 months. Mix gelatin with cold water, microwave to ~170, stir into cold beer and wait a few days. Proceed as normal for any other keg.
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Post by: morticaixavier on February 22, 2014, 04:42:42 AM
Okay, here is the marzen done with d rest just turned down the temp.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/22/e4ysyzyn.jpg)
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Post by: ccfoo242 on February 22, 2014, 04:49:47 AM
Some damn fine looking beers! Well done, all of you!
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Post by: euge on February 22, 2014, 05:11:23 AM
So that is a sample Jon? Looks great!
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Post by: morticaixavier on February 22, 2014, 07:15:16 AM
So that is a sample Jon? Looks great!

Thanks, I'm not sure what I did differently but out seems to work
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Post by: klickitat jim on February 22, 2014, 07:40:22 AM
+2, that brown looks really good.

I have never used anything except moss, chill, and time....how does one use gelatin in the keg?
Is that stuff still made out of horses hooves? :P




I don't take many photos of my beers anymore...but here is a back lit rye bitter in my wife's glass. :)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/IMG_0381_zpse7389cd6.jpg)

I don't want to come across as arrogant, but I'm pretty sure I can see the horses hooves in that beer.
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Post by: yso191 on February 22, 2014, 07:54:01 AM
I wish this website had a 'like' button for specific posts.
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Post by: pinnah on February 22, 2014, 01:05:10 PM
 ;D. I like as well.  Jim has an excellent sense of humor!!
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Post by: klickitat jim on February 22, 2014, 10:27:22 PM
Well I like you guys too
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Post by: erockrph on February 23, 2014, 04:34:04 AM
I call this one "A Tale of Two Lagers". Both brewed the same day (3 & 1/2 weeks ago), and fermented in the same chamber from the same pitch of yeast. The Dunkel (1.047 > 1.013) on the right is crystal clear, and has a touch of diacetyl still, but no sulfur. The Märzen (1.057 > 1.014) on the left is still pretty hazy, no diacetyl, but still a bit sulfury. Outside of the diacetyl, the Dunkel is pretty much drinkable right now. The Märzen has some yeast bitterness (no doubt that's what the haze is) and could stand for the alcohol to cool off a bit. Pretty interesting side-by-side for me.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aARRL00n7e4/Uwl4DQqYixI/AAAAAAAAFS8/yhDrx7RsvFw/s1600/2+lagers.jpg)
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Post by: narvin on February 25, 2014, 12:35:02 PM
German pils from last year.   I really need to brew another one.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fOLQHUHQgvk/Ujo0WQgb60I/AAAAAAAAI7E/_D_l4ghT-p4/w591-h1045-no/IMAG0070.jpg)
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Post by: tommymorris on February 25, 2014, 12:52:07 PM

German pils from last year.   I really need to brew another one.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fOLQHUHQgvk/Ujo0WQgb60I/AAAAAAAAI7E/_D_l4ghT-p4/w591-h1045-no/IMAG0070.jpg)

If someone served me that at a bar it would be love at first sight. Very bright.
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Post by: euge on February 25, 2014, 03:24:48 PM
Nice. When you say from last year do you mean a few months or...?
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Post by: ccfoo242 on February 25, 2014, 06:51:21 PM

German pils from last year.   I really need to brew another one.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fOLQHUHQgvk/Ujo0WQgb60I/AAAAAAAAI7E/_D_l4ghT-p4/w591-h1045-no/IMAG0070.jpg)

Wow that's tasty looking!


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Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Stevie on February 26, 2014, 02:36:43 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/26/vyhy7ura.jpg)

Way to clear white IPA. Not sure where I went wrong. Tasty as can be.
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Post by: morticaixavier on February 26, 2014, 02:49:39 AM
hmm. looks tasty anyway!
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Post by: narvin on February 27, 2014, 02:25:27 AM
Nice. When you say from last year do you mean a few months or...?

I mean, long gone, unfortunately  :)

The picture was taken a couple months after kegging, but I also used gelatin during cold lagering.
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Post by: fmader on March 02, 2014, 08:44:59 PM
(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s564/Frank_Mader/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps21098933.jpg)

(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s564/Frank_Mader/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps1a4ae827.jpg)
The top beer is a hoppy pilsner that I just tapped. That beer exceeded my expectations. The bottom is my Good Morning Stout. This is the best beer that I brew. I know it's not clear, but it's still gorgeous!
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Post by: HoosierBrew on March 02, 2014, 08:51:38 PM
Both look tasty !
Title: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on March 02, 2014, 10:25:49 PM
Pilsner with crystal hops (cleared with gelatin)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/03/e9yze5et.jpg)
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Post by: HydraulicSammich on March 04, 2014, 07:26:54 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/05/yvaqu9u6.jpg) Enjoying a Kolsch from last fall. Looking for spring to come.


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Post by: Upstate Dan on March 09, 2014, 04:48:24 PM
Kolsch

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1/10003407_762027523849_1146547624_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1545126_762027558779_761901750_n.jpg)
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Post by: morticaixavier on March 09, 2014, 04:56:53 PM
Very nice
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Post by: ccfoo242 on March 09, 2014, 05:56:13 PM

Kolsch

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1/10003407_762027523849_1146547624_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1545126_762027558779_761901750_n.jpg)

Looks great!


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Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 09, 2014, 08:14:03 PM
I used to follow a thread on another forum with pictures of clear beer. I loved that thread.

So, I thought I would kick off a similar thread here.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/ysu7y9uh.jpg)

This beer is Oz's Munich Hales. It is a Helles brewed with WLP029. The recipe has 2 lbs of wheat malt. I used 1 Tsp. of gelatin in the keg to clarify.

Let's see your clear beer.


my kolsch.lagered 6 weeks, no fining...and yes thats my foot and carpet and curtains through the beer.(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/10006581_599791346768598_2070387998_n.jpg)
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Post by: morticaixavier on March 09, 2014, 09:07:56 PM
your foot is funny shaped. (very nice looking beer)
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Post by: fmader on March 09, 2014, 09:28:18 PM
your foot is funny shaped. (very nice looking beer)
Missing some toes? (Very nice looking beer)
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Post by: Pinski on March 09, 2014, 10:55:53 PM
your foot is funny shaped. (very nice looking beer)
Missing some toes? (Very nice looking beer)
The rug really ties everything together.
(Very nice looking beer)
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Post by: fmader on March 09, 2014, 10:58:39 PM
your foot is funny shaped. (very nice looking beer)
Missing some toes? (Very nice looking beer)
The rug really ties everything together.
(Very nice looking beer)
That it does, Dude
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Post by: HoosierBrew on March 09, 2014, 11:06:53 PM
your foot is funny shaped. (very nice looking beer)
Missing some toes? (Very nice looking beer)
The rug really ties everything together.
(Very nice looking beer)

Awesome !  I love a good Big Lebowski reference. Dude abides !
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Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 10, 2014, 12:09:32 AM
your foot is funny shaped. (very nice looking beer)
Missing some toes? (Very nice looking beer)
The rug really ties everything together.
(Very nice looking beer)

Awesome !  I love a good Big Lebowski reference. Dude abides !

LMAO...ahahahahah ;D
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Post by: 69franx on August 19, 2014, 03:35:49 AM
My switchback ale clone approximation based on BYP recipe. Clearest beer I have made to date. Not 100% sure the pic does it justice (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/18/b184c388dfc90c9571d3206f6c0c0a05.jpg)


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Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: fmader on March 09, 2015, 11:11:55 PM
Let's dig up an old thread...again!

This is my Barleywine that was brewed and kegged about a year ago. It was originally put on tap in October, but was taken off for the holidays. We put it back on tap last month. The keg is very light and is about kicked. Here are a couple pics taken today. It's as good as it looks!

(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s564/Frank_Mader/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsv35crkme.jpg)

(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s564/Frank_Mader/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7ucdatjx.jpg)
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Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 09, 2015, 11:13:23 PM
Let's dig up an old thread...again!

This is my Barleywine that was brewed and kegged about a year ago. It was originally put on tap in October, but was taken off for the holidays. We put it back on tap last month. The keg is very light and is about kicked. Here are a couple pics taken today. It's as good as looks!

(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s564/Frank_Mader/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsv35crkme.jpg)

(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s564/Frank_Mader/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7ucdatjx.jpg)

awesome Frank.
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Post by: HoosierBrew on March 09, 2015, 11:15:52 PM
Looks great, man. That's gotta be tasty at this point.
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Post by: fmader on March 09, 2015, 11:25:58 PM
Looks great, man. That's gotta be tasty at this point.

Thanks. My 2015 BW is fermenting now.
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Post by: pete b on March 09, 2015, 11:32:48 PM
No wee little glasses for your barleywine I see...
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Post by: fmader on March 09, 2015, 11:37:44 PM
No wee little glasses for your barleywine I see...

Normally, yes. That's the reason why it's lasted so long. I'm having a tasting Friday and thought there was only a glass or two left, so I was trying to kick it. I ended up half filling a growler. This beer was on tap for my fall tasting so wanted to switch it up. Now I have a RIS carving up in its place.
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Post by: AmandaK on March 10, 2015, 01:49:27 AM
Stumbled across this thread while enjoying an ESB of mine.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/09/c82730fd416ad1df653169b060e874e2.jpg)

Y'all got the bottom of the glass, but you get the idea. ;)
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Post by: fmader on March 10, 2015, 02:01:59 AM
Stumbled across this thread while enjoying an ESB of mine.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/09/c82730fd416ad1df653169b060e874e2.jpg)

Y'all got the bottom of the glass, but you get the idea. ;)

Very nice! I did the same thing with my first pic... So I poured another lol
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Post by: duboman on March 10, 2015, 01:11:05 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/10/a9c5d2e85ff08e8c329c0e3782b18d22.jpg)
Here's my ESB that I posted in another thread yesterday, no gelatin, just some Irish moss and cold crashed
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Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on March 11, 2015, 01:42:04 AM

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/10/a9c5d2e85ff08e8c329c0e3782b18d22.jpg)
Here's my ESB that I posted in another thread yesterday, no gelatin, just some Irish moss and cold crashed

That's how I approach any beer that will cold condition for 3+ weeks before i tap it. If I'm needing to get it out faster, style dependent I will use the gelatin.


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Post by: HoosierBrew on March 11, 2015, 11:52:30 AM
And also, the way 1968 flocs and drops like a stone I've never needed to use gelatin on it.  Crash it for 2-3 days and let 'er rip.
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Post by: AmandaK on March 26, 2015, 01:02:09 AM
Revisiting this thread with my Maibock. Wyeast Oktoberfest Blend, 2 weeks lagering.

I should wait til May... But it just ain't gonna happen.


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Post by: jeffy on March 26, 2015, 01:15:39 AM
That is beautiful!
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 26, 2015, 01:21:58 AM
That is nice, Amanda. How is it?
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Post by: AmandaK on March 26, 2015, 01:36:21 AM
That is nice, Amanda. How is it?
Non-beer-judge answer? Damn tasty.
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Post by: HoosierBrew on March 26, 2015, 01:38:33 AM
Gorgeous. My liter steins are jealous.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 26, 2015, 01:40:29 AM
That is nice, Amanda. How is it?
Non-beer-judge answer? Damn tasty.
That is all that one needs to know!
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Post by: ynotbrusum on March 26, 2015, 01:57:04 AM
I am enjoying an almost disgustingly non-clear (by comparison) RIPA at the moment, but flavor wise - spot on what I had hoped - used Nelson Sauvon hops
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Post by: AmandaK on March 26, 2015, 02:02:00 AM
This one isn't as good and isn't as clear. Still a bit yeasty, but only been lagering for 2 weeks as well.

Same yeast, just a different gravity and malt bill. Wonder how that works. Huh.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/25/a76caf9a310ad6357e981ccc591ad38e.jpg)

I'm looking forward to getting my Pilsner (dry hopped two ways) on line with the other Germans. Husband has a hefe carbonating now as well. Pretty soon there will be a German tap takeover. :D
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Post by: beersk on March 26, 2015, 06:36:29 PM
Looks pretty good for 2 weeks of lagering. Mine don't usually clear up for about 4 weeks. But I start drinking them after about 2 because they taste good and I don't see the need to wait. It's interesting to drink them as kellerbiers and have them clear up bright and beautiful for the second half of the keg. It's like you get 2 beers in 1.
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Post by: AmandaK on July 25, 2015, 02:29:18 AM
I have to revive the clear beer thread. German Pils, 3 weeks in the keg. Just yesterday it was a touch hazy. Today I can read a book through it. :D

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/eff063aee4b4168c7059ea736163b6b6.jpg)
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Post by: tommymorris on July 25, 2015, 03:23:14 AM

I have to revive the clear beer thread. German Pils, 3 weeks in the keg. Just yesterday it was a touch hazy. Today I can read a book through it. :D

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/eff063aee4b4168c7059ea736163b6b6.jpg)
Two thumbs up! Definitely worthy of reviving the clear beer thread. 
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on July 25, 2015, 03:26:56 AM
I have to revive the clear beer thread. German Pils, 3 weeks in the keg. Just yesterday it was a touch hazy. Today I can read a book through it. :D

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/eff063aee4b4168c7059ea736163b6b6.jpg)

Crystal clear, looks to have good head retention. Pretty!

How do you like it?
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Post by: AmandaK on July 25, 2015, 04:25:27 PM



Crystal clear, looks to have good head retention. Pretty!

How do you like it?

I like it enough to use this as my base German Pils recipe for the foreseeable future, which is saying a lot for me. I'm my worst critic. Luckily I've been getting better at brewing, so my own complaints are becoming less frequent.

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Post by: HoosierBrew on July 25, 2015, 04:30:33 PM
I'm my worst critic. Luckily I've been getting better at brewing, so my own complaints are becoming less frequent.

I'm much the same !
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Post by: AmandaK on July 25, 2015, 04:46:24 PM
I'm my worst critic. Luckily I've been getting better at brewing, so my own complaints are becoming less frequent.

I'm much the same !
Here here!! :D
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: ynotbrusum on July 25, 2015, 05:45:22 PM
Those picture perfect ones usually taste just as good as they look, too!
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: 69franx on June 04, 2016, 01:54:57 AM
Here's my most recent North German Pilsner. Recipe is courtesy of WortHog. Thanks Ken. I got a little impatient with this one. We are throwing a graduation/farewell party for the oldest child tomorrow so I decided to try a couple out before actually even lagering these. The first was a nightmare of a gusher but looked crystal clear in the bottle, so I tossed 4 more in the fridge to see if it was bottle or batch related. The second one did not gush, but the yeast flowed freely even with a slow pour. The third, fourth and fifth all looked like this though and I am excited  to see how they look after a on the of lagering. Thanks again for the recipe, this is the second iteration you shared with me via PM. I did a double brew day, with the first version and second versions you shared, but have not tested the original version.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/cc3421a4a383a326b7c92a2cfa3b9189.jpg)
Not sure if visible online, but I am reading Stone Cali-Belgic IPA through the glass here in person.  One of the clearest brews for me to date.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on June 04, 2016, 04:00:03 AM
Here's my most recent North German Pilsner. Recipe is courtesy of WortHog. Thanks Ken. I got a little impatient with this one. We are throwing a graduation/farewell party for the oldest child tomorrow so I decided to try a couple out before actually even lagering these. The first was a nightmare of a gusher but looked crystal clear in the bottle, so I tossed 4 more in the fridge to see if it was bottle or batch related. The second one did not gush, but the yeast flowed freely even with a slow pour. The third, fourth and fifth all looked like this though and I am excited  to see how they look after a on the of lagering. Thanks again for the recipe, this is the second iteration you shared with me via PM. I did a double brew day, with the first version and second versions you shared, but have not tested the original version.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/cc3421a4a383a326b7c92a2cfa3b9189.jpg)
Not sure if visible online, but I am reading Stone Cali-Belgic IPA through the glass here in person.  One of the clearest brews for me to date.
I can read it. Nice job
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Post by: 69franx on June 04, 2016, 04:00:44 AM
Great, very happy with it so far
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: 69franx on June 07, 2016, 03:42:44 AM
And here is the original version I got his recipe for. Nice and clear at the bottom, able to barely read the BBC logo and see the stripes on the far side. Only bottle of this batch I have opened, the rest went into the chest freezer to lager for a month this afternoon. This pic is less than 3 weeks in the bottle, less than 5 weeks since brew day. Very happy with it so far
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160607/f342903b9dbfb5867be0467135214d3f.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160607/2da7fe626845784fe525a2b2f8805ecb.jpg)
Thanks again Ken, going to enjoy this one in the heat of summer! Which we saw a bit of today with temps in the low 90's
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Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on June 07, 2016, 09:09:36 PM
cool Frank they look good. lager x 835 is good stuff- enjoy!
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: chumley on June 13, 2016, 12:02:50 AM
Okay, why not.

Classic American Pilsner.

6 row malt and flaked maize.  No finings.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K1stUKh5E5o/V1x6DZu6PiI/AAAAAAAAEUQ/vxYXRZ-OUMAwAHAV1yFhCyx_PI_ygpWxwCL0B/w399-h709-no/20160609_202600.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 13, 2016, 12:12:59 AM
Looks awesome.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on June 13, 2016, 12:22:54 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: 69franx on June 16, 2016, 03:50:59 AM
Another shot of my N.German Pilsner, recipe courtesy of WortHog.  Thanks Ken
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/94f72548ebb9ded36387b56c0ee50e76.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/f6b19a97c4040c3171e2617b309487e4.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: 69franx on June 16, 2016, 03:52:33 AM
A little condensation clouds up the photos, little to no head, but very tasty and refreshing for the 90 degree weather we are having
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 16, 2016, 01:42:35 PM
Nice clarity, Frank!
Title: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on June 16, 2016, 01:56:52 PM
Nice clarity, Frank!
That's a big a$# good looking beer. :)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: 69franx on June 16, 2016, 09:43:06 PM
Thanks guys. It's Ken's recipe. Brewed May 1st. Bottled at a little over 2 weeks, carbed for 3 and lagered for a week. These were the first samples after getting back from California. Leaving the rest to lager till I need the freezer for the next brewday early next month. Hope everyone enjoyed the Con, I was on family Vacation checking out LA, including Firestone Walker's newest location The Propagator in Venice; then up to Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, and finally San Francisco.  One hell of a trip, saw so much awesomeness but I hope to get to the con next year, it's already on the calendar
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on June 17, 2016, 10:36:57 PM
Another shot of my N.German Pilsner, recipe courtesy of WortHog.  Thanks Ken
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looks good man! I have that glass also  ::)
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: 69franx on June 19, 2016, 04:14:55 AM
Ken, I think it's the first beer I have ever poured in that glass. I've been with my SWMBO for over 5 years now and living with her for over 4. I think the glass was her x's. But it fit the bill for a bomber of something I wanted to see the clarity on. I like it a lot, but hate "the resort." Thanks again for the recipes, the tweaked version with a blend of Avangard and Weyermann Pilsner 8s by far my favorite and cleared up a heckuva lot better. Will be enjoying 3.5 gallons of each for the next month or 2 after I get back from this trip. Back to back: flew into LA, drove the coast to San Francisco,  flew back to indiana,  had 2 days of yardwork, then back into the car to drive the oldest out to Gunnison, CO. Then have to drive home next weekend. My feet and @$$ are killing me!
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: BrewBama on June 01, 2018, 01:19:59 PM
I don’t want to see this thread die. Cheers to clear beer!

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Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: BrewBama on June 06, 2018, 12:11:08 PM
Drew’s Bastage English Summer Ale recipe. A tasty and quick grain to glass pint.

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Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: dannyjed on June 11, 2018, 12:07:10 AM
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Here you go. German Pils cheers.


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Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on June 11, 2018, 02:49:36 AM
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Amarillo Blonde Ale
Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: BrewBama on June 20, 2018, 08:45:11 PM
APA

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Title: Re: Clear Beer!
Post by: tommymorris on June 21, 2018, 01:17:53 AM
APA

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