Sunday, August 30, 2009

Beknighted Dunkel: Brew Plus 3 Weeks

Making beer is as much about taste as it is about sustenance. Beer, properly made without fillers, is like drinking a loaf of bread. It is the yield of the grain, the staff of life. What can be more basic than wheat beer?

On this edition of Me and the Homebrews, WBN chronicles the making of a Dunkelweizen, or dark wheat, beer.


After 3 weeks the beer is showing definite signs of stratification. Primary fermentation is complete and the beer is clarifying. There is an inch and a half of sediment on the bottom. As you move up the carboy, the beer goes from murky milk chocolate color to a nice clear dark chocolate hue. That's the beauty of the clarification phase; you can see the beer that you will have at the end. Only two weeks to go.

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