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Adding finings is a waste of effort with this style when brewed correctly. It is possible to have too much residual haze stuff in the beer and it will be super cloudy, and maybe even chunky. If your normal pale ales are cloudy, maybe finings are a good idea with this wiesse attempt. That said, some people actually add a little flour to the boil late to ...


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It seems to me that you are describing phenols when you talk about the "plastic bag burp" taste. Phenol production does vary quite a bit from one yeast strain to another with the Bavarian weizen yeasts and many Belgian yeasts producing more desirable phenols. Unwanted phenols produce a medicinal, band-aid, smoky, or plastic aroma and flavor. These are ...



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