OK guys I have not abandon this thread yet, but it takes time to re-brew all the failed brews I have brewed in the past. First off I have to say I have been drinking everything that I have been brewing since disregarding the advice I was using in the past ( read previous post ).
The last brew I have recreated is Caribou Slobber Brown Ale, which I am drinking as I type and damn, it is good. I was so looking forward to the Caribou Slobber when I first brewed it however it was very much un-drinkable.
Since I last posted the only thing I have really added to my brew process is the irish moss. I have been using a heaping 1/4 teaspoon 15 minutes prior to flame out. When I place my kettle in the ice bath, I give the wort a big stir and wait 30 mins before transferring the wort into the fermenter. Since using the Irish moss and at the end of the ice bath there has been a grey mass at the center of the kettle ( I call it " The Brain " ). I have been making sure NOT to get any or very little of The Brain into the fermenter. The results have been very clear and tasty beer.