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Clear Beer!
« on: January 28, 2014, 05:17:18 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.



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.

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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 11:08:57 PM »
Bloody show off! Very pretty though, I must say.
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 05:22:39 AM »
First pic homebrew (kolsch) second commercial (red lager).



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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 05:58:37 AM »

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





Very nice looking Kolsch.

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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 05:59:23 AM »
+1.  That Kolsch looks fantastic.
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 06:49:11 AM »
+1.  That Kolsch looks fantastic.
Is it bad that I'm jealous of that Kölsch? Haha
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 06:59:07 AM »
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".
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 07:10:55 AM »

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.

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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 07:32:22 AM »
Are ya'll transferring the beer off the gelatin once its settled or just serving out of the same keg?
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 07:45:56 AM »

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.

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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 07:56:01 AM »
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.
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 08:03:36 AM »
+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
Thank you BEER!

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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2014, 08:22:24 AM »

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.
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2014, 08:25:24 AM »
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.
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2014, 09:04:03 AM »


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.
Thank you BEER!