Unfined Beer or fined Beer
๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ or ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ that is the question? We are asked a lot what unfined Beer means.
To be ‘clear‘ ๐Ÿ˜Š There is no right or wrong... this is just our choice.
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Our Story
If you are of a certain age then you were brought up with the sure knowledge that ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ โ˜ = bad beer. This bad beer was from a poorly kept cellar or not selling the beers fast enough and NOT from poorly made beer. These days there is more awareness of how beer is made and how to clear or fine the beer. The most common fining agent is Isinglass, a collagen derived from fish swim bladders.
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Our Decision
After much deliberation and consideration we decided to not add Isinglass finings in ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ for two reasons:
๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—น๐˜† we wanted to be able to sell vegetarian/vegan beer, as we were asked from customers if the beer contained Fish gut. We put them straight in that swim bladders are not part of the fish gut, but we had to admit that it was used to clear the beer.
๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐˜† just a ‘Oh, let’s try and see what happens though‘ ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Our Facts
Stopping using Isinglass will take the beer longer to clear, an extra day or two and some will even remain cloudy which depends on the recipe, but will not have an effect on the taste - if yes - the formulation of the beer is poor or just not to your taste.
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Our Conclusion
๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜†! N๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ..
๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.
๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐Ÿป

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