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Old 01-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #21
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8 oz of Midnight Wheat in a 3 Gallon batch should give you "Black"! If it isn't Black I'd guess the 20 minute steep wasn't very effective
OP's batch was a 5 gallon.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:02 AM   #22
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So your's looks more of a brown color in the glass? Might you have pics? Is it possible you diluted it more than you meant too?
Its a 5 gallon recipe and I topped off to 5 gallons here's a pic


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Old 01-29-2013, 01:10 AM   #23
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whoops read 3 gallon on the wrong post...

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #24
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do you know how much you topped off? that might have diluted it a bit color wise...

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:12 PM   #25
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depending on what extract you used...the color looks about right. I ran the recipe numbers through hopville and the color ranged from 29 -31 with light or amber DME....looks about like what you have. If you used dark DME the color should have been in the high 30s...which would be true black.

Either way....it should taste good. Perfect option to use the "alternate" names for Black IPA...call it a Cascadian Dark Ale, Brown IPA...or a India Dark Ale.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #26
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depending on what extract you used...the color looks about right. I ran the recipe numbers through hopville and the color ranged from 29 -31 with light or amber DME....looks about like what you have. If you used dark DME the color should have been in the high 30s...which would be true black.

Either way....it should taste good. Perfect option to use the "alternate" names for Black IPA...call it a Cascadian Dark Ale, Brown IPA...or a India Dark Ale.
Yeah I'm not too worried I just thought it was strange. I did use a dark DME too

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:21 PM   #27
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8 oz of Midnight Wheat in a 3 Gallon batch should give you "Black"! If it isn't Black I'd guess the 20 minute steep wasn't very effective
This is the only thing I can assume

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:01 PM   #28
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It's starting to look a little darker now

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:04 PM   #29
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:18 PM   #30
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I just did a black ipa with carafa II. It looked brownish while it was still fermenting but then became significantly darker as the yeast dropped out... It looks like you're seeing the same thing happen to your batch

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