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Old 10-20-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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made this today, generic wheat ale beer but i added some irish moss at the end because im going to add apple cider when i rack it.

its only a day old but the beer looks like its sperated where i can see the sediment on the bottom, dark brown liquid near the bottom and the rest is kinda hazy goldish yellow. did i screw up

p.s. im a first time brewer


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Old 10-20-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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That's weird. I've never seen anything like that before and I can't even come up with a reasonable guess as to what might be going on.


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Old 10-20-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
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But... don't freak out and dump it or anything. Beer can do some weird a$$ stuff when it's fermenting, so maybe all is well and your beer is just going through a phase.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:54 PM   #4
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I admit that it does look a little scary, but as "Walker-san" mentioned time does wonders with beer. Good luck and keep us posted if possible..
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:07 PM   #5
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No comment as to why but I do have a question.

What did the wort look like as you put it in the carboy light or dark?
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:27 PM   #6
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I see three layers, 1 sediment, 2 dark, and 3 light.

Are you sure the 2nd level is alot darker than the 3rd ? Cuz that would be abit wierd. Tell us what ingredients you used, how long you mashed for, and at what temperature ? How long was your boil ?

Also when you finished your boil and cooled, did you properly rack back into the carboy or carelessly ?
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Did this monster decide to behave or did you end up with a permanent black and tan drink?
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Did you hop without a moslin bag? I have had sediment like that top layer in my boil kettle before from hopping with no moslin. Looks kinda like baby vomit.
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Wow, the sediment is one thing, but in my 5 brews and all of the pictures I've seen, I've never seen anything like the two layers of liquid.
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thats a unique one.... thats really all i can say


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