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Old 12-10-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
Sep 2012
Lynchburg, Virginia
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So I brewed the Boundary Waters Wheat extract kit from Midwest Supplies. At flame out I added 1 pound of local honey. After 7 days, I racked it to the secondary. The beer looks terrible; it is a dark red-orange. It looks just like rusty water that comes out of old pipes. The trub on the bottom of the primary was thicker, thick like red clay, and nastier than any I have ever seen. The beer has a very sharp smell to it, not skunky or spoiled, just sharp. Could the added honey have caused this? Has anyone experienced anything like this?

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
Feb 2009
Dearborn Heights, MI
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Wait and see what it looks like in a glass, and after it's cleared a bit.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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St. Petersburg, FL
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Yeah, I wouldn't worry about it until it is carbed, conditioned, cleared, and cold. The color will be homogenous by the time the beer is done.

I would be ESTATIC to get a rusty red color in an Amber or Scottish Ale!
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Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
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