- Oct 23, 2008
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This is my first stout. Let it sit in the primary for 2 weeks and in the bottle for 2 weeks. I grabbed 6 to throw in the fridge to try on Sunday to make sure they are good to go for St. Patty's Day. I held a flashlight up to the beer to check it. The stout is crystal clear and there is about 0.25 - 0.50 inches of sediment on the bottom of every bottle. Is this normal? The sediment actually has 2 layers. The bottom layer is light in color and looks fairly compacted. The top layer is dark and looks very fine and not compacted. Did something get screwed up? I primed with a packet of Muntons Kreamy X. The recipe called for DME but I figured the substitution would be OK. When I bottled it, the stout looked nice and dark. I don't know if this is possible but could some of the color have settled out?