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Offline Dave Savoie

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Skimming the scum
« on: October 19, 2011, 03:45:24 PM »
today we were talking about making stock from beef chicken blah blah but during that process to produce clear stock one has to skimm off all the foamy stuff that comes up every few min as it is the impurities in order to get a clear stock VS cloudy

I do this throughout my whole brew from when my wort is heating up until flameout maybe this is why I generally get very clear beer even without gelatin.
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Offline Richard

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Re: Skimming the scum
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 04:06:52 PM »
Certainly possible - afaik the hot break is mostly proteins, and ultimately it's proteins which cause haze, chill or otherwise. I call for an experiment ;)
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Re: Skimming the scum
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 04:14:30 PM »
Aren't beer geeks great :-)
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Re: Skimming the scum
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 04:01:01 PM »
and, skimming the goo off as it happens will allievate the cleanup if you have a boil-over.
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Re: Skimming the scum
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 04:33:08 PM »
I actually just read about people skimming it off....I'll have to do this now...
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