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Steve Nance
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Username: Wsbrewer

Post Number: 3
Registered: 08-2009
Posted From: 75.183.49.180
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I brewed a DIPA a few weeks ago and dry hopped in the secondary for 14 days. When I racked to the secondary the beer was a deep golden color. When I kegged and after force carbonating the beer now has a medium amber/copperish hue to it. This has never happened to any of my dry hopped beers before. Has anyone ever experienced this and know what is going on?

The particulars: Dry Hopped with 3.5 oz of a combination of Simcoe, Amarillo and Ahtanum in a bottling bucket. I did this on a test run with an APA (1.5 oz dry hop) to check for possible oxidation before the DIPA, no color change occurred.

BTW, I used the bottling bucket so I could tie the bagged hops (.5 oz each bag) to the inner part of the drainage to keep the hop bags submerged.

Thanks,
Steve
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11366
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 02:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's a lot of dry hops. I suspect the beer is not clear; the suspended hop material is changing the refraction of light through it and affecting the perceived color.
 

Steve Nance
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Username: Wsbrewer

Post Number: 4
Registered: 08-2009
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Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 02:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, it's not very clear. I can see through it in the glass but far from picking out details of objects. It's only been at serving temps for a week so it may improve after a few weeks of settling out.

Thanks,
Steve
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1103
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have dry hop'd a 5 gallon keg of IPA with 18 ounces of hops (Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo)

The color definitely changed and the beer poured green.

The dreams that first night after consuming several pints were wonderful
 

Jeff Rankert
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Username: Hopfenundmalz

Post Number: 166
Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 76.122.185.66
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 04:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I have dry hop'd a 5 gallon keg of IPA with 18 ounces of hops"

WOW! That is all I can think to say.
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 783
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.179.73.230
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 09:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Skot!
Daaaaaang! That sets the bar pretty high...
cheers,tim
 

John Ferens
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Username: John_ferens

Post Number: 296
Registered: 05-2003
Posted From: 192.104.24.222
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Skot - that is rather extreme, I like! I imagine you lost some liquid with that much hoppage. Did it really taste good? Seems like it would become overwhelming. How long did you leave them in?
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1104
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 11:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It was Great...

I Compacted the hops and drank the liquid at the end.

The Keg was Dry hop'd for 2 days and consumed in less than 12 hours at a block party
 

Marc Rehfuss
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Username: Marc_rehfuss

Post Number: 184
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 199.133.214.123
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2010 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

18 ounces in a corny keg? That's insane. Which hop(s)?

OP-- +1 to Bill. It's probably just hop haze (polyphenols?) reflecting more light than before, or it could be the opposite-- More particles have settled out in the secondary/keg, resulting is more transmitted light. Need more info to tell which.