The Cloudiest Beer I Have Made So Far
I’m not sure how I feel about this last beer I made. It’s a pale ale and as you can it’s cloudy. Not just slightly cloudy but really cloudy.
I had an inkling it would turn out this way as I had run out of finings. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t use finings, either protafloc tablets or irish moss but I forgot to get some for this brew day and decided to press on anyway.
Does Clarity Affect Taste?
Usually I wouldn’t be in the slightest bit concerned it tastes like the same beer I made when I last used this recipe but the last batch was clear as a bell. No the reason why this was a problem was I would be entertaining visitors and when you hand someone a cloudy beer you have already affected the way they taste it. My guests I’m sure will all have a lower opinion of this beer than the last batch I made even though I have refined the recipe and I think, improved it.
Never the less I now have two and a half empty kegs so I guess I may be guilty of making assumptions as to how my guests would react to a cloudy beer or more than likely the offer of free beer on tap is too good to miss.
Next time I shall make sure I have some protafloc to add to the boil like I usually do.