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Re: homebrew turning black
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2012, 11:42:11 AM »
Black mold?

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Re: homebrew turning black
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2012, 11:43:52 AM »
any chance a LARGE amount of idophor got in the beer? could be a reaction between unconverted starch and iodine.
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Re: homebrew turning black
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2012, 12:17:40 PM »
Sounds like autolysis to me.

I've never heard of autolysis making a beer turn black.

I had a Saison left on the yeast for months turn from straw-colored to what can be comparatively considered "black". While the brew did not stink it was quite reminiscent of soy-sauce and was very unpleasant. A dumper.

But he said the pale ale that turned black was "recently made".
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Re: homebrew turning black
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2012, 12:43:03 PM »
Just throwing it out there. ;)
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Re: homebrew turning black
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2012, 01:03:12 PM »
Just throwing it out there. ;)

Well, he threw out the beer so you might as well!  ;)
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Re: homebrew turning black
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2012, 03:18:20 PM »
i'll bet your dog pooped in it and didn't tell you ;)

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Re: homebrew turning black
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012, 06:29:05 PM »
Do you have small children that might think it fun to put something in a fermenter?

Do you have teenagers that might think it was funny?

How about a wife that would like you to spend less time homebrewing?

Do you drink enough to forget that you decided it was a good idea to turn your Pale Ale into a Black Pale Ale?

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Re: homebrew turning black
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2012, 05:11:58 AM »
I made a basic batch of soap and added hops. After I cut it up and it touch the air, it almost instantly turned really dark brown. So, for you, maybe there some sort of air/hops/residual cleaning product reaction going on?

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Re: homebrew turning black
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2012, 06:26:14 AM »
^^^^Gross  :o
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