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BrewDoughty

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Hello,

There seems to be a strange gradient in my recent batch of lager.
In the carboy, after about 2 weeks, the beer was very dark at the bottom and got progressively lighter towars the top until it was crystal clear.
After I added the bottling sugar and gave it a very gentle stir to make it homogenous, less the sediment.
Now, after sitting in the bottle for a week, it has done the same thing. Picture included. The carboy situation looked the same except with 23L instead of 1L.
Is this normal?
I’ve also included a photo of the primary after about 10 days. I think there may have been an issue initially as I suspect it was pitched too hot in error but I did pitch again about 3 days after once I noticed to activity. It was a different strain of yeast as I did not have the same kind.
There is also a photo while transferring to the carboy.
Thanks!
 

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In the carboy, after about 2 weeks, the beer was very dark at the bottom and got progressively lighter towars the top until it was crystal clear.
Now, after sitting in the bottle for a week, it has done the same thing.
The trub that you see suspended is very near the density of the beer so it takes a long time to settle out. The beer clears at the top first as the trub settles. With a lager, the fermentation is usually slower than an ale as you should be fermenting cooler for the lager and with that in mind, it probably needed way more than 2 weeks. I typically give my ales 3 to 4 weeks in the fermenter and another 3 to10 weeks in the bottle so they clear.
 
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