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Ti28 06-23-2010 01:58 AM

Explain please.
Can anyone explain why the batch is so much darker on top then it is on the bottom. It's a Irish red ale. And doesn't it seem a little to dark?


PintOfBitter 06-23-2010 02:09 AM

all beers look way too dark in a carboy. it's lighter at the bottom because you have alot of trub/sediment that is settling to the bottom right now, and it reflects the light more than where the beer is clearer on top.

everything's fine! :)

Ti28 06-23-2010 02:11 AM

Question answered, thank you kind sir!

Priemus 06-23-2010 02:25 PM

Assume btw you just moved it there for the picture?

that clear carboy looks like its sitting in some sun light.

Revvy 06-23-2010 02:27 PM

It's starting to clear from the top down, therefore the stuff above is clear and is close to the color of beer. The lower layers are lighter because of all the yeast and other proteins still in suspension.

Relax. It's how it's supposed to look.

Ti28 06-23-2010 02:29 PM

Yes it was moved for the picture. It's been sitting in a closet with a towel rapped around it.

And that is not sun light, that's the camera flash.

Ti28 06-23-2010 02:30 PM

Thanks Revvy.

bsdx 06-23-2010 03:29 PM

what the others said, and it looks dark because its so thick, it will look lighter when in a glass or a bottle.

JJL 06-23-2010 04:12 PM

When you rack the beer to your bottling bucket, look at the color of the beer in your siphon tubing. That will be closer to the color of your finished beer.

ChshreCat 06-23-2010 04:23 PM

Actually, it's because you accidentally brewed a black and tan. ;) :mug:

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