How to clear Pale Ale Experiment?

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wiredcharlie
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How to clear Pale Ale Experiment?

Post by wiredcharlie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:36 am

So far:

Coopers lager kit
500g steeped crystal malt
500g light malt extract
500g brewing sugar
muntons ale yeast
tossed 50g Citra pellets into primary after a a few days and then left for a few more
transfered to keg with 60g brewing sugar

It's gassed up well but won't clear. I assume the warm weather is the problem. I had this kind of trouble last year.
I wondered about adding finings to the keg, but suspect it wohld produce a kitchen full of foam.
I don't have enough fridge space for the barrel.

Suggestions very welcome!

Thanks
Tony

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Re: How to clear Pale Ale Experiment?

Post by Jim » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:52 am

Wait. Unless there's something wrong with it, it will clear (obviously more slowly at higher temperatures).
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Re: How to clear Pale Ale Experiment?

Post by robbym123 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:21 am

Does it taste ok?. If yes then sod waiting for it to clear, tell anyone that wants to know that it is a NEIPA and drink it immediately.

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Re: How to clear Pale Ale Experiment?

Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:46 am

Probably an hop haze that will never go..........
Some very popular heavily hopped ales have slight hazes so I wouldn't worry if it tastes ok.

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Re: How to clear Pale Ale Experiment?

Post by wiredcharlie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks for your replies.

I thought I might literally be missing a trick, but not so.

It tastes nice. This is my third attempt at dry hopping a lager kit to make something more like a pale ale, and I think this is the most successful. The Citra hops seem to be enough to move it from being too thin to being light, if you see what I mean.

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Re: How to clear Pale Ale Experiment?

Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:34 pm

Some guys use hop oil for the extra hoppy aroma!!


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