Originally Posted by lcasanova
I just started this last night and pitched the yeast this morning. In the directions I noticed you said rack to secondary when clear. Just looking as this it is pretty dark and obviously not clear. Does this lighten up or something? Perhaps I could see a light from the other side when shined through it meaning it is "clear"?
Thanks for the recipe!
Yes, "clear" means that it actually gets darker, as the yeast and other stuff drops out. When you take a sample (you can use a sanitized turkey baster), it actually looks clear, just like regular red wine. It's dark, but there aren't any suspended particles in it so you can see through the glass when you hold it up to light.