Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Odd Black Hue in Secondary
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
TAK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 743
Liked 63 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default Odd Black Hue in Secondary

I've got a Vienna/tettnanger smash in secondary and it has this odd black hue to it, isolated to the top couple inches. I've never fermented in carboys before, so I'm not sure if this is just an optical illusion? I used kolsh yeast which still has a tendency to not flocculate so well, from my research. So I chose to secondary after about 4 weeks in primary. In the secondary vessel, it seemed as though after appeared to clear with flocculation this dichotomy appeared where the top couple inches appear much darker than the rest of the carboy. Any thoughts?

Never attached a picture before, hopefully this works. I'm not sure if this picture does the phenomena justice either, but this is what I'm seeing.

Cheers


Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	34.8 KB
ID:	122242  
TAK is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
TAK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 743
Liked 63 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Ha, pic is there, but sideways I guess.


TAK is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 10:51 PM   #3
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,146
Liked 5940 Times on 4235 Posts
Likes Given: 1516

Default

Beer clears from the top down, so the top will look much darker as the yeast drops out. It will look very dark in the carboy, but if you pull out a sample, it'll be much lighter in the glass.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #4
TAK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 743
Liked 63 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Thanks for the feedback Yooper. I wondered if that was the case. Although its darker still than what I'd expect, I assume that's just because its radically more clear than below it, and below the light is refracting off particles in suspension, giving it a lighter look.
TAK is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blonde ale turned black in secondary guitar_sean Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 34 09-04-2013 07:25 AM
Time in secondary bfor a black IPA? Best way to prime? johnnyjumpup General Techniques 2 03-11-2013 04:53 AM
IPA Dark/Black-ening Up in Secondary bigemadrid Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 02-19-2012 08:18 PM
Black 'mold' ???? in Secondary fermenter. Calder General Beer Discussion 2 01-10-2012 05:03 PM
Perfect Black & Tan in my secondary Rezilynt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 06-23-2008 11:50 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS