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Old 07-08-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default beer color in the secondary after adding gelatin and lime zest

I transferred a Vienna Lager, brewed at ale temps, to the secondary two nights ago. It was a beautiful amber color. I added gelatin finings and lime zest. After a day, the beer has turned very dark. Does anyone know why?


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Old 07-08-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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because the pale yeast has fallen out of suspension.


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Old 07-08-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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I had the same thing happen with my red ale recently. It was alot lighter than I thought it would be, added the gelatin and tossed it in the fridge. It crystal clear and a dark amber color now. It looks so good I want to drink it flat.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:45 AM   #4
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You're looking through 12" of beer. It will be lighter in a pint glass.
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Well I was looking through close to the neck so its not 12", and yes it will be somewhat lighter in a pint glass. The suspended yeast made the red look more brown.
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PS: it's time to bottle the batch


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