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Old 01-12-2013, 01:58 AM   #611
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That's quite the contrast.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:58 AM   #612
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Umm..Ok...I've got a degree in Chemistry, but...Whatever.

The light refraction here is negligible...6 week old HT was much more of a clearer, copper...Carbonation was more evident, due to the clarity.

Both cans (1 week, 6 week) were poured simultaneously....6 week was more copper - not more 'orangy'....6 week did not have the hops/particles etc. that the 1 week had...Head was subdued on the 6 week...Aroma was subdued but still very strong and very clearly HT...Just, subdued.

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Not trying to be a total db, but can you explain what would cause this? I don't understand why it would be more copper toned after time in the can.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:24 AM   #613
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Could be a variety of reasons....None of which I've tested.

Settling / conditioning would be a primary reason. Greater degree of oxidation - which could be tested for......I haven't compared FG's - though HT is typically right around the 1.010.

Had a couple of people over and we were simply commenting on the disparity....This wasn't scientific - simply illustrative....

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Old 01-12-2013, 02:55 AM   #614
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Malliard reactions could cause some of the darkening, but I doubt that much over just 6 weeks time. Also, the yeast and protein settling out will "lighten" the appearance of the beer, but again, not that much. I've had many a Heady, anywhere from a week or so old to a couple months old. I don't recall any ever pouring that dark, though I have noticed that the newer cans are much hazier and chunky.

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Umm..Ok...I've got a degree in Chemistry, but...Whatever.

The light refraction here is negligible...6 week old HT was much more of a clearer, copper...Carbonation was more evident, due to the clarity.

Both cans (1 week, 6 week) were poured simultaneously....6 week was more copper - not more 'orangy'....6 week did not have the hops/particles etc. that the 1 week had...Head was subdued on the 6 week...Aroma was subdued but still very strong and very clearly HT...Just, subdued.

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Also not trying to be a db... but... whatever. If you wanted to run a comparison you should do so in a comparitive manner. Your chemistry degree should point you in the direction. The fatter glass is going to obscure light more, in the same fashion that beer in the primary looks darker than it does in a glass. Pour a pitch black porter in a pint and its pitch black... pour into a flute and you can pick up light browns, coppers, or ruby hues.

Just saying it may be skewed
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Wife and I split a bottle of Hop Henge.... sorry for the sideways action, but I'm lazy.

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Just sayin'... don't need to be a chemist or whatever to see what different glasses do to the same brew.

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Got 2 4-packs from a buddy yesterday. They're chilling in the beer fridge . Can't wait!

After perusing this thread, I may have to try to grow up some Conan myself!

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The hops are key, but for those of you brewing with Conan yeast, any more thoughts about it? Peachy, could be Belgian or maybe British?

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The hops are key, but for those of you brewing with Conan yeast, any more thoughts about it? Peachy, could be Belgian or maybe British?
Most folks say English, a few Belgian.
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