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Holstein

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Hi all


Im only new to home brewing it but it is something i have wanted to do for a long time now, So i finally bit the bullet.

i am only currently using a Coopers kit and my first brew came out well (lager that came with the kit)

But

I have since put down my second brew a Coopers Cerveze using the coopers enhancer 2 which it recommends, the problem i am having is the mix looks very very dark.

Im wondering if this is normal or happened to anyone else.

Cheers Holstein
 

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hey welcome to ahb :)

how dark is dark? was the can out of date ? beers generaly look darker in the fermenter than they actually turn out when finished. take a small sample in a clean clear glass and see if it looks any lighter ? unless you boiled the can or the can had some bad trauma befor you bought it or it was way out of date it should end up fairly light/yellow. basicaly heat/burning = darker colours , i have brewed that same recepie befor and from memory it turned out a little darker than carona but no where near what i would call dark, very similar colour to their lager and pale cans . hope this helps mate
cheers nn :)
 

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The extract will look dark because it is a concentrate.

As said above, it usually looks darker in the fermenter too.

welcome to the journey into better beer :)

Your here now...... the rest is unavoidable :super:
 

yum beer

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The cerveza will be fine, it will look much darker in the fermenter than you would expect but it will come out light and bright.

Give it a week after its finished fermenting before bottling. If yoy can put the fermenter in a fridge for the week.

Leave the bottles 6 weeks before drinking.
 

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Good on you, Holstein. 2012 will be the year you remember for years to come, as you spend thousands of dollars in equipment to make very cheap, top quality beer ! You won't believe me now, but in a year or two, there'll be all manner of pots, pumps, kegs, electronics, software, fridges, sacks of barley, a 5kg stash of hops and countless bits of stainless bling in your shed/spare room/balcony that you can't possibly imagine right now.

Consider this your early warning :lol:
 

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I am 4 days into the same kit, kit yeast as well. It did look dark for the first few days but just checking it now it certainly as lightened a bit.

First thing i learnt about home brewing is patience, something i never had before.

Good luck with all holstein, your new found hobby will be well rewarding.
 

Holstein

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Ok Update, over night it has lightened considerably
 

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