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Old 03-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Pale Ale color after 10 days(pic)?

This beer is a pale ale. It has spent 7 days in the primary bucket then it has been 3 days in secondary carboy(dryhopped). I was wondering about the color. It sure doesnt look like a pale ale. I was wondering if this was going to lighten up or I made a mistake somewhere along the brew process. oh, I used irish moss in the last 15 minutes of the boil.


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Old 03-02-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
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It was an extract kit wasn't it?

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Old 03-02-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
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yes, extract.

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Old 03-02-2011, 10:41 PM   #4
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I wouldn't worry about the color...

First, that much liquid is going to look darker then when you have 12 oz or so in a glass

Second, when you brew with extract, the color will be darker vs all grain brewing. Just a consequence of using extract. If it tastes good, who cares how dark it is

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Old 03-02-2011, 10:50 PM   #5
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Why the transfer ater only 7 days?? Was it a kit?

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Old 03-02-2011, 10:54 PM   #6
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yes it was a kit, it was done fermenting.

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Beer looks a lot darker in a carboy.

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Next time, skip racking... Just let it ride on the yeast cake for 2-4 weeks... You can dry hop in primary just fine.

How does it look in the hydrometer sample tube?

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Next time, skip racking... Just let it ride on the yeast cake for 2-4 weeks... You can dry hop in primary just fine.

How does it look in the hydrometer sample tube?
Great minds think alike Golddiggie. This was exactly what I was going to write.

What was your gravity when you racked to the secondary?
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it was 1.012. Whats the purpose of keeping it on the yeast cake? It looked lighter in the sample than it looks in the carboy btw. I was going to start an IPA since the primary bucket is now free and was gonna purchase another carboy. Can I just skip the secondary for the IPA and leave it in the primary until bottling?

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