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Hop pellets imparting color?
« on: March 10, 2010, 05:37:49 PM »
I brewed a batch of Koelsch and used Hallertauer(3%) pellets. I have never seen such a green colored, boil foam - I wish I'd have taken a pic. The beer didn't seem to take on the color so I didn't worry about it.
When I tried to recover the yeast I noticed the green tint again on the bottom of the cake. For the second time in this batch I wondered if the hops were artificially colored (huh?)
None of my other hops have ever exhibited a color close to this but the contrast did make it easier to see the clean yeast vs. the trub / dirty yeast.
This is just as I began to swirl / flip the cake:


They don't color hop pellets, right?
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Re: Hop pellets imparting color?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 10:24:45 AM »
They don't color hop pellets, right?

Not as far as I know.
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Re: Hop pellets imparting color?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 12:17:48 PM »
I've noticed that with Hallertauer too; they seem to have much more chlorophyll than other varieties. Or something like that.
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