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Old 11-01-2010, 12:17 AM   #1
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So a buddy and I made our first all-grain brew yesterday. We did a 1/2 batch (~ 10L / 2.5G) using 2.5lbs of 2-row, 2.5lbs of pale malt and 0.5lb of oat flakes.
Our mash temperature got a bit high on us. It was probably ~160F for quite a while (30+ minutes). I'm a bit worried about this.

It's the following day and it seems to be fermenting just fine.

Anyways, my main question is about the color of the wort. Instead of a nice golden brown that I've seen it's more of a green-brown. Kinda swamp water looking.

Should I be concerned? Or just happy if we make good swamp water our first time around?

Cheers!

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Old 11-01-2010, 01:47 AM   #2
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Don't worry about the color so much... When I first started, I fretted about the color... The funny thing is, is that I make a wheat beer that has a putrid puke color to the wort, but pours a nice golden hue after bottle conditioning. So, don't judge it until you ferment, carb, and condition.

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Old 11-01-2010, 02:07 AM   #3
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Thanks BigB. The description of your wheat beer (putrid puke) sounds like the colour of our brew

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