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Re: German Altbier
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2016, 08:06:33 PM »
100% pils distinguishable from 30%+ Munich maibock - probably.
100% pils distinguishable from 95% pils + 5% light Munich - no.

Agreed. The latter recipe would be a crappy one, though ;). Again, not trying to argue. We can perceive things differently which is perfectly fine.


Edit - I agree that Marshall should take this one on.
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Re: German Altbier
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2016, 06:04:08 AM »
So an update with how this beer came out. After ramping the temperature for a few days I dropped the temp to about 34F to lager and went back to college and forgot about it for a couple weeks. After that I transferred it to the keg carbed it and let it sit another 2-3 weeks before I tapped it. I think the beer taste good one of my better beers. I think I could play with the hop combos a bit but overall very happy with this beer I only have one issue. When I was transferring to the keg it was crystal clear going through the tubing and I didn't pick hardly any trub. Once I tapped and poured it, it is super cloudy. I attributed it to the last bit of trub that could have settled out and chill haze. So I let it sit another week and tapped it again and it was cloudy still but less so. Is this chill haze or another issue? I have never had this issue before so I have no clue what it could be.
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Re: German Altbier
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2016, 03:03:03 PM »
So an update with how this beer came out. After ramping the temperature for a few days I dropped the temp to about 34F to lager and went back to college and forgot about it for a couple weeks. After that I transferred it to the keg carbed it and let it sit another 2-3 weeks before I tapped it. I think the beer taste good one of my better beers. I think I could play with the hop combos a bit but overall very happy with this beer I only have one issue. When I was transferring to the keg it was crystal clear going through the tubing and I didn't pick hardly any trub. Once I tapped and poured it, it is super cloudy. I attributed it to the last bit of trub that could have settled out and chill haze. So I let it sit another week and tapped it again and it was cloudy still but less so. Is this chill haze or another issue? I have never had this issue before so I have no clue what it could be.

perhaps just a little more time and few more pours will do the trick.  any fining for this one?
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Re: German Altbier
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2016, 03:09:39 PM »
I used a Whirlfloc tablet in the boil and have pulled a few more glasses but with only little improvement. I think ill give it a week and see how its doing if no improvement occurs then no worries because its still a good beer IMO so ill kick the keg eventually.
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Re: German Altbier
« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2016, 03:25:51 PM »
yeah- a little haze never killed anyone  ;)
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest