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Old 05-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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My first brew is a draught, it's almost time to bottle but the beer itself still looks a little too dark. I was told it would clear up by this point. Does colour matter much? It doesn't look gross, but it hasn't changed colour since I racked to secondary.

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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it hasn't changed colour since I racked to secondary.
Were you expecting it to? I've never seen a beer change color when it get's racked. A clear beer will appear darker in the fermenter, but that can happen regardless of what type of vessel it's in.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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Were you expecting it to? I've never seen a beer change color when it get's racked. A clear beer will appear darker in the fermenter, but that can happen regardless of what type of vessel it's in.
I was expecting it to because the instructions said it would clear up a bit. Maybe I'm just fretting needlessly. That's good to know though, thanks.

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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Beer will not change color. It may clear due to sitting in the ferementer - over time yeast and other heavier particles will drop out (flocculate) and leave the beer clear.

If you want to accelerate the clearing process, try using a fining agent. Gelatin is really simple to use and works nicely.

 
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