Yeast sediment

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  1. JAMC

    JAMC Member

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    Does anyone know why the same strain of yeast sometimes produces different coloured sediment in the bottle? I've seen it vary from a toffee-brown colour in some batches to almost white in others. Does it indicate yeast health or something?
     
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    I always assumed that the beer was coloring the sediment somehow but this could be wrong...
     
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    That sounds like a RDWHAHW situation. If it tastes right, don't sweat it.
     
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    I agree it is a RDWHAHB situation.

    But, to name a few variables that impact that:

    Temperature of fermentation.
    OG/FG.
    Temperature of conditioning.
    How much priming sugar made it into that bottle.
    Age of the bottle.
    The generation / age of the yeast.
     
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    Sorry I was flippant - I wonder about stuff like that too.
     

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