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Old 07-25-2014, 02:48 AM   #1
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I brewed my first all grain batch yesterday and I have a question. It's a hefeweizen and the color was a light straw color after the sparge but after the boil it looked kind if grey... Smelled great but I've never seen wort look this color. What could cause this? Will it effect the taste of the beer? Thanks!


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Old 07-25-2014, 04:34 PM   #2
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You could just be seeing a lot more break material than you're used to, I know I was surprised when I did my first all grain batch. If you have a good hot break, a good cold break, and use some irish moss it will all settle out in the carboy.


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Old 07-25-2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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Pilsner and wheat will pump a lot of protein break material. You finished beer should be pretty.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:11 PM   #4
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Break, hops, and wheat, my saisons look almost puke green in the kettle but settle out fine
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:51 PM   #6
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The wort looks beautiful now!! It's been in the primary for 9 days and I'm expecting the FG to be about 1.011 and I just took a reading of 1.018. I was going to rack to a secondary tomorrow and add elderberries but should I let it sit in the primary longer?
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If you must rack, then might as well add the berries.
Don't have to rack though; I've added berries to blondes and kolschs in the primary with no problems.
If you are sure of your racking process and sanitation, then I say rack away!



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Thanks for the response! I racked and added berries and am now trying to carbonate the beer. The color and flavor are fantastic but when I try to pour the beer out of the kegerator it is just trickling out of the faucet... Is this because it is not carbed enough or is this because there could be an elderberry stuck in the beer line? I tried to keep as many berries as I could from racking into the keg but some definitely got in..
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Ya you got a clog. I would degas the keg and take your dip tube out and check that. I doubt a berry got past the post.
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Ok thanks! I'll try that. What's the vet way to clear it if that's what it is?


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