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Old 11-13-2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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Default Robust Vanilla Porter color question.

I made a robust vanilla porter currently in primary fermentation finishing up with a few days to go. I hit my pre boil and O.G. Numbers but the porter looks light in color. The recipe calls for an SRM of 25 and I'm currently at about a 18-20 (at best) my question is will adding my vanilla beans in the secondary hep to darken up the brew?


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Probably not... How are you judging the color of the brew? IF in a hydrometer tube, don't... You need to have a full glass (pint) in order to judge the actual color.


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Recipe was
12lbs of American 2 row
1.5 Munich
1lbs rice hulls

60 minutes Kent Gouldings
5 minutes 1 Vanilla bean

Mashed at 1.25 qt/lbs
7 gallon pre boil
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Judging color just by what I see in my glass carboy. I did take a reading after a week and everything is right on track.
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Recipe was
12lbs of American 2 row
1.5 Munich
1lbs rice hulls

60 minutes Kent Gouldings
5 minutes 1 Vanilla bean

Mashed at 1.25 qt/lbs
7 gallon pre boil
Is that a new hop strain??? Or did you mean Kent Goldings? As in EKG...
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Wait until it's actually in a glass to be consumed before you judge the color of it.
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Haha yes a new hop discovered by the iPhone auto correct!
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Haha yes a new hop discovered by the iPhone auto correct!
Another victim of the iphone virus...
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Recipe was
12lbs of American 2 row
1.5 Munich
1lbs rice hulls

60 minutes Kent Gouldings
5 minutes 1 Vanilla bean

Mashed at 1.25 qt/lbs
7 gallon pre boil
I think you are missing an ingredient because that doesn't sound like it could be much darker than a light amber color.
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I think you are missing an ingredient because that doesn't sound like it could be much darker than a light amber color.
I have to agree there... Entering it into BeerSmith the color is under 7 SRM...


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