Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Noble trappist extract kit color way off?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-22-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
chungking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 305
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

I just did a gravity check on my noble trappist I got from Midwest. Og was 1.056, right around 1.017 now. Tastes good, smells good, but the color seems way off. It's been in the primary for about 12 days now, ferm temps kept steady in mid to upper 60's, 66 now.

It's a lot lighter then I had expected and what the recipe calls for. On the pic attached, it shows the color. But mine is about 3 shades lighter, coming in under the word ready in the pic. Just wondering why.

Wasn't this light when I put it in the primary. I don't think fermentation is done though. Still lots of small bubbles on the top when I opened her up...

image-3734118146.jpg  
__________________
chungking is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
beerman0001
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: virginia beach, virginia
Posts: 984
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

A light amber color sounds about right.

__________________
Fermenting.
On tap: World wide lager, Dopelbock, Apfelwein, American Wheat, DFH 90, Dortmunder export, Skeeterpee, Chinook/Citra ipa.
Waiting on a tap. Maibock, Two Hearted, Pliny the elder, Chimay White, Roggenbrier, DFH60
Fermenting:Apfelwein
On Deck:
Hiding in dark corner: Lambic, Flanders red, Oud Bruin, DFH 120(in bottles)
beerman0001 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
chungking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 305
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

I'm wondering, since this was the first time I only boiled 1/3 of the lme in the 60 minute boil, if Midwest assumes that you boil all the lme for 60, which would help in darkening the beer. I added the other 2/3 at flame out. They tell you to boil everything for 60...

Oh well, it tastes good warm and uncarbed, so go high hopes. Still not clearing, so ill let it sit for a few more days...

__________________
chungking is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
Doctor_Wily
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: , Michigan
Posts: 349
Liked 31 Times on 12 Posts

Default

maybe it appears lighter than when you put it in because things are settling

__________________
Primary 1: EMPTY
Primary 2: EMPTY
Bottled: super-lite
Latium Talk- A site dedicated to discussion of Latium cryptocurrency. 5 free Latium coin with sign up!

~~Updated Jul 08 ~~
Doctor_Wily is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
helibrewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
helibrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 3,570
Liked 260 Times on 226 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

No worries on the color, "Trappist Ale" is pretty generic and a wide range of colors fit well...I enjoyed mine, it's almost gone

__________________
Something is always fermenting....
"It's Bahl Hornin'"

Primary:
Brite Tank/Lagering:
Kegged: Sour Saison, Pale Ale, Aggie Ale
Bottled: Belgian Quad (Grand Reserve), Derangement (Belgian Dark Strong)
On Deck: Firestone DBA, De Koninck Blonde
My Site: www.restlesscellars.com
helibrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 07:00 PM   #6
beerman0001
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: virginia beach, virginia
Posts: 984
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chungking View Post
I'm wondering, since this was the first time I only boiled 1/3 of the lme in the 60 minute boil, if Midwest assumes that you boil all the lme for 60, which would help in darkening the beer. I added the other 2/3 at flame out. They tell you to boil everything for 60...

Oh well, it tastes good warm and uncarbed, so go high hopes. Still not clearing, so ill let it sit for a few more days...
Yes this will make it lighter. As long as it taste good enjoy.
__________________
Fermenting.
On tap: World wide lager, Dopelbock, Apfelwein, American Wheat, DFH 90, Dortmunder export, Skeeterpee, Chinook/Citra ipa.
Waiting on a tap. Maibock, Two Hearted, Pliny the elder, Chimay White, Roggenbrier, DFH60
Fermenting:Apfelwein
On Deck:
Hiding in dark corner: Lambic, Flanders red, Oud Bruin, DFH 120(in bottles)
beerman0001 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2012, 03:46 AM   #7
jmichaeldesign
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 84
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts

Default

The beer will darken as the yeast falls out of suspension. All the yeast floating around reflect light and make the beer appear lighter. Let it sit for a while.

__________________
jmichaeldesign is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2012, 05:49 AM   #8
a_hard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PHX, AZ
Posts: 60
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

This is the best beer I've made! Color on mine came out Amber, like a Newcastle color. Definitely let it age, it just gets better!

__________________
a_hard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2012, 04:11 PM   #9
chungking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 305
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Bottled it this weekend. Color is still way off. Looks almost like a bud light in color, though hazier. Might be slightly darker, like a blonde ale. I wonder what happened???

__________________
chungking is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 31,155
Liked 2302 Times on 2003 Posts
Likes Given: 1717

Default

Sounds like you got the amber orange sort of color I saw in Thirsty Dog's Cerberus ale. It's a Belgian Trippel style with that sort of color.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brewing noble trappist next weekend chungking Extract Brewing 10 12-03-2012 01:24 AM
Midwest Noble Trappist Ale Recipe Help gobluedc Recipes/Ingredients 2 05-09-2011 03:12 PM
Trappist Westveletern 12 Extract Clone jayavery Recipes/Ingredients 1 04-25-2011 09:15 PM
MW Noble Trappist tone091 Extract Brewing 4 01-07-2011 01:18 AM
Noble Trappist Ale Georgian Novice Extract Brewing 3 04-21-2007 05:22 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS