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Offline VALKIRIA01

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Biab brew going from pale to brown
« on: June 17, 2015, 01:43:29 AM »
Hi there this is me again, hope you guys dont mind i use all grain forum instead of partial mash
Thing is , i was really happy brewing my ipa biab no sparge, it was pale till i start transfering the brew from my kettle to another kettle to chill.
Now i have a brownish beer , any idea of what could Ive gone wrong?

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Re: Biab brew going from pale to brown
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 11:06:47 AM »
I'm not sure anything has gone wrong. Wort can look different in different vessels and it looks different recently disturbed than it does after settling. My guess is it looks a bit darker now than it will when its done anyway. As I recall this is an English IPA with quite a bit of 60l crystal which will probably be more copper colored than yellowish pale.
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Re: Biab brew going from pale to brown
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 02:42:04 PM »
Why transfer to chill?

as Pete says, it's hard to tell what color a beer will be in the glass till it's in the glass. or at least in a sample size similar to a glass. Beer looks darker in mass and different depending on how much yeast or other opaque crud is in suspension.
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Re: Biab brew going from pale to brown
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 04:58:40 PM »
Some darkening could occur by oxidation during the transfer of hot wort, but I agree with the earlier posters that what you are seeing is due to the change in vessels.

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Re: Biab brew going from pale to brown
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 05:39:15 PM »
Thank you as usual, will follow up on this one

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Re: Biab brew going from pale to brown
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2015, 04:58:02 PM »
Hey just wanted to let you know it came out clear and the color is as expected id say

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Re: Biab brew going from pale to brown
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2015, 05:00:34 PM »
Hey just wanted to let you know it came out clear and the color is as expected id say

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Re: Biab brew going from pale to brown
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 01:20:22 AM »
glad to hear it. It's amazing to me how much barley, hops, water, and yeast want to become beer
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Re: Biab brew going from pale to brown
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 03:45:34 PM »
Amazing right? Like the fantastic 4 , just saying , anyway thank you wish I could ship you some samples, cause it taste good.