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Blue-Wolf 01-11-2013 11:22 AM

Noob Question
So I am brewing an Oktoberfest Lager for the first time... Have never brewed it, nor tried it, so being a bit of a risk-taker I guess. :) Anyway, I have always been able to use a flashlight to check out the trub and general clearness of the beer until this... TOO DARK!! :) Can someone tell me, perhaps, what I should be looking for to ensure my beer is healthy? I am SURE that it is, but just not comfortable with the lack of sight this beer gives... If that makes any sense...

Thanks in advance for any and all replies. :)

RCBIV 01-11-2013 02:50 PM

Oktoberfest beers are dark beers. Always. In my experience, you don't know how dark the beer is going to be until it's gone through fermentation and is sitting in a bottle, carbonated. At first, with my brews in the fermenter, I thought they were too dark. But over time, they will clear and they will look a lot like you thought they would.

Here's basically what I'm saying: Don't worry about how dark the beer is when it's in the fermenter. There's no reason to fret over anything at this point.

Blue-Wolf 01-15-2013 01:24 AM

Sorry for the late reply, however, thanks for the advice. :) I bottled it the other day and can hardly wait to try it, smells wonderful!

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