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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #135 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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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #136 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.



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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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #137 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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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #138 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

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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #139 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


Two thumbs up! Definitely worthy of reviving the clear beer thread. 

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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #140 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



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

How do you like it?
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #141 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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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #142 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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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #143 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
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #144 on: July 25, 2015, 05:45:22 PM »
Those picture perfect ones usually taste just as good as they look, too!
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #145 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.

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.
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #146 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.

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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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #147 on: June 04, 2016, 04:00:44 AM »
Great, very happy with it so far
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Fermenting: Ringler Pilsner (thanx Ron)
Conditioning: BVIP (thanx Denny)
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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #148 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


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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Re: Clear Beer!
« Reply #149 on: June 07, 2016, 09:09:36 PM »
cool Frank they look good. lager x 835 is good stuff- enjoy!
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