Maine Homebrewer said:Chill haze is something that is usually associated with lager, not ale. Then again ale is not traditionally served at the near freezing temperatures that cause a pilsner made from under-modified malt that was mashed without a protein rest to haze up.
Maybe the acid from the citrus has an effect. Either way if it's just cosmetic I wouldn't worry about it.
Now if you've also got rings in the necks of the bottles, or bottles that start to foam up when you uncap them, then you've likely got an infection. But clear beer that clouds up in the fridge isn't worth stressing over. Maybe it's something you could figure out how to do on purpose. Patent it and get rich!
BloodyKnuckle said:I did the reseach on "chill Hazing" and found that it is caused by protein suspended in the beer and when the beer is chilled the proteins bind together and then can be seen. If I let the beer sit at the lower temps. the protein should settle to the bottom of the bottle.
I was worried about the cloudiness because I am going to enter it in a competition.
Hopefully when they test the beer it will be warm and clear.
"remember the best view is though the bottom of the glass"