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Old 04-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #1
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Default The beer in my carboy is two different colors?

To make a real long story short. I am making a german light beer.Brewed it sat.
i added the yeast when the wart was way to cold.

got lots of tips on how to correct this. I shook the carboy every couple of hours until fermentation started. I also covered the carboy in blankets to bring the temp up. It worked really well within a few hours air lock was bubbling away.

However today tuesday no bubblies in airlock and the beer is two different colors. The top half of carboy is dark brown bottom half light brown?
WTF????? I am thinking I will have to repitch my yeast. What do you think?

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Old 04-29-2009, 02:32 AM   #2
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Sure its not just yeast that dropping out of suspension.

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Old 04-29-2009, 02:34 AM   #3
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No movement what do ever. Been like that since yesterday morning.

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Old 04-29-2009, 02:35 AM   #4
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Patience is a virtue. Give it a few days and see if it settles out.

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Old 04-29-2009, 02:37 AM   #5
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Ohh I do plan on waiting i figure a week or two and then we wil see. Just the two different colors threw me. Being new at this it seems that the yeast may have only acted with half of the brew.

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No it will work through the whole brew. It will just take a bit.

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No worries. They're hungry little bastards, if there's sugar at the top of the wort they'll be up there eating it.

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You are seeing the yeast flocculating downward clearing you beer....it is really dramatic when waiting for apfelwein to clear...the top starts becoming crystal clear while the bottom is still cloudy.

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Sounds like the top of your carboy is beer and the bottom half is yeast which is slowly settling to the bottom. this = normal.

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This is normal. This is how I know my beer is ready for bulk conditioning.

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