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GSRman

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Ive noticed that the Brew i made the other day has gone considerably lighter than it went into the fermenter at... MUCH lighter...

what causes this?
 

kook

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae ? ;)
 
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Jovial_Monk

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Does yeast ferment colors?

Or was the brew murky, and the murk has settled out on the bottom of the fermenter, lightening the brew?


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GSRman

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no murk.. it was pretty clearish... its gone from a medium brown.. to what appears this afternoon to be a lovely reddish colour (which is what i was aiming for)

but it made me think.. because the colour changed dramaticly within about 48 hours of krousen..
 

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I just did an extract brew yesterday and the wort is really dark even though I used light coloured malts.


If has been a while since my last extract and I wasn't sure if this will lighten or not?

I know it has some settling to do with all the hop muck but will the wort lighten while fermenting as well?

Thanks
 

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Attached is the photo of the brew and the ingreditents were:

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.60 kg Light Dry Extract (9.9 EBC) Dry Extract 16.7 %
3.00 kg Extra Pale Unhopped Malt (3.0 EBC) Extract 83.3 %
25.00 gm Hallertauer [6.60%] (60 min) Hops 13.5 IBU
40.00 gm Saaz [3.40%] (60 min) Hops 11.1 IBU
20.00 gm Tettnang [5.60%] (15 min) Hops 4.6 IBU
20.00 gm Tettnang [5.60%] (20 min) (Aroma Hop-SteeHops -
1 Pkgs German Lager (White Labs #WLP830) [StarterYeast-Lager


Anyone have any idea why it is so dark or will it clear by the end of fermentation?

Cheers :beer:

colour_extract.jpg
 
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Jovial_Monk

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As the yeast drops out your beer will lighten.

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Thanks JM.....

Was looking for a fairly light brew and this is the reason I used Morgans Extra Pale Malt Extract (3.0 EBC)
 

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