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Too much detail, too many "styles", and some false info. The German lager section for Munich helles in the ingredients says "German Saazer-type hops". What?  Hallertauer, Hersbrucker, Spalter... Not Zatec hops... That one stood out and bothered me. But then again, why should I rely on BJCP? I don't ever care to judge beers or enter competitions.

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Plenty of people swear by brew in a bag, which creates a crazy cloudy wort. So, based on that, I don't think it would affect the final flava flave.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: mandarina
« on: May 04, 2015, 10:35:21 AM »
That looks nice, Metron. I might have to brew an adaptation of this as I have a 4oz pack in my freezer of Mandarina. I want to use a lager yeast and treat it as such though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:18:53 AM »
Could just be stubborn yeast, musseldoc. Two weeks isn't quite long enough to drop it bright. Finings should do the trick in a few days. No improvement after a few days?

I wonder also, if there wasn't full starch conversion, resulting in a cloudy beer. But then again, the post boil wort would be cloudy too, wouldn't it?  ... hmmm

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Nice work. I quit dry hopping a long time ago. Just didn't care enough to do the extra work. Like you, I don't brew much hoppy beer anymore either. There's so much available on the market and I'm not always in the mood to drink IPA. The kind of beer I like to drink, I can hop up enough in the boil to not have to dry hop. I have a hoppy pale lager on tap right now that suits me just fine - it's all about balance!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 04, 2015, 07:51:51 AM »
Bottle conditioning your helles? Surprised by that.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: May 01, 2015, 05:55:12 AM »
I wonder what the pH of the beer is. I had an altbier that never cleared up. I used RO water and used Bru'n water to build my water but it never cleared. It was weird. There could be something with pH at play here...somewhere in the process. Final beer pH was too high or low, maybe? Not sure which would cause the beer to be cloudy. Just grasping at straws here...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: April 30, 2015, 11:22:35 AM »
Unless it was like a half gallon of starsan, I'd doubt that's the case. I think if you even left a couple cups in there you probably wouldn't notice the difference and I wouldn't think it'd cloud it up as much as the OP is saying it is. Just how cloudy is it? Hefe cloudy? Or just a persistent haze, like it's only been in the keg for a couple weeks?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 2 or 3 Packs Dry Yeast for Lager
« on: April 30, 2015, 06:01:48 AM »
Yeast cultures are kind of like nuclear weapons in that being close to the target is more than adequate to get the the job done.  The difference between 276 billion cells and 353 billion cells is not even a full replication cycle.  The yeast biomass cell count grows roughly at a rate of 2n, where n is the number of minutes that have elapsed since the end of the lag phase divided by 90 at 25C.  The replication period lengthens as fermentation temperature decreases.
This is good to know. Thanks.

I've always pitched 2 packs of 34/70 (rehydrated) and it worked out just fine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: April 29, 2015, 01:15:06 PM »
How does it taste? I can only point towards infection at this point... very strange.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clam chowder saison
« on: April 28, 2015, 11:00:29 AM »
I need to go back to the morebeer forum, years and years ago, when Denny made fun of me for brewing a s"Mores stout with graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate.  :o ::) ;D
That actually sounds like it could work. How did it turn out?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clam chowder saison
« on: April 28, 2015, 10:10:55 AM »
I don't get it...I just don't. I like clam chowder, but don't want it in a beer!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: April 28, 2015, 06:15:21 AM »
Probably just settled out yeast.  Pull a few more and it should clear back up.
If you pull a small sample and warm it up, does the haze disappear? If so, and you're neither vegetarian nor a stickler for reinheitsgebot, you can use gelatin at a ratio of 1/2 tsp to 1/4 cup hot water per keg. Super clear beer in about 2 days.
For a long time I was anti-gelatin. It stinks when you heat it up to dissolve and I loath where it comes from. But I just recently used it on a Czech pils, and damn, that beer cleared bright and beautiful in 2 days. Might have to start using it more often on my lagers... ugh, it's a compromise for me, that's for sure...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: April 27, 2015, 11:15:15 AM »
The first couple pints will probably be cloudy. Beer will look clear most often at room temp, but will develop a chill haze after being chilled. Seems like after 8 weeks it should be pouring crystal clear after you draw off the first couple pints.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Prop. 65?
« on: April 27, 2015, 05:46:27 AM »
So tired of the "everything will kill you" attitude. What do we have to do, eat raw orgranic vegetables our entire lives in order to be "safe from harm"? It's ridiculous, alarmist BS.

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