Beer Color Laboratories
There is a lot more to the Color of Beer than you Think!
Welcome to a Website Dedicated to "Beer Color"



This website will always be a work in progress!

Beer Colorimeter at the Museum of American History!

 

 

Some Recommended Readings
(that you may already have.)

 

Magazine:                      

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 Hansen, Bob. “Ten Keys to Great Extract Beer.” How to Brew. October, 2007 Vol. 13, No. 6 pp. 35-41. Graph p. 3
(Stored extract color changes with temperature and time chart)

 
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Mosher, Randy. “Beyond Crystal-Finding the Magic in Middle Colored Malts”. Zymurgy. July/August 2007. Vol. 30, No. 4, pp-26-33

 

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Naleskiewicz, John. “A Lighter Shade of Pale.” Brew Your Own. December 1995, Vol. 1, No. 6 pp 36 – 41

 

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Palmer, John. “Raise the Colors – How to Measure, Calculate and Control the Color of Your Beer.” Brew Your Own. May-June 2003, Vol. 9, No. 3 pp. 28-33
(Good review of MCU and SRM for the Homebrewer)

 

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Schmidlin, Tom. “What Color is Your Beer.” Zymurgy. May/June 2007. Vol.30, No.3 pp36-451
(Dilution of a dark beer standard to determine the SRM of lighter colored beers)

 

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Whiisler, Randy. “Brewing: Controlling Color.” Brew Your Own.  February 2000, Vol.^, No.2 , pp 41-47

 

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Mosher, Randy, Tasting Beer, Storey Publishing, 2009 Whole text for a great beer overview.

 

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Daniels, Ray. Designing Great Beers. Bolder, CO: Brewers Publications, 1996, 2000. Chap 7. Beer Color pp. 40-62

 
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Palmer, John. How to Brew. Bolder, CO: Brewers Publications, 2006. Appendix B, pp 267-275, and the inside back cover.

 

Internet:                                

 

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Viggiano, J. A. Stephen. “Spectrophotometric Ananlysis of Beer and Wort.” [Online] Available http://www.cis.rit.edu/fairchild/PDFs/ViggianoBeer.pdf  esp. Note p33, figure 5.3

 

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HomeBrew Digest. Archive #5052. discussion September 2006. [Online} Available http://hbd.org/hbd/archive/5052.html

 

 

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