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Old 02-12-2017, 06:54 PM   #1
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Recently bought Graham Wheeler Camra Brew Days

Most of the AG recipes can be done as extracts but I noted it only ever says to use a premium extract but never what colour / style.

Is this an overbite? I thought the type, dark light etc was really important.

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Light extract is the one you want.
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Yeah, I recently made a brew up with Amber malt extract as it's all my LHBS had and it came out very amber, in fact more like red.

I prefer dried malt extract to liquid these days, as you don't seem to get the twang.
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See that's what I thought. The extract colour impacts the beer. So was surprised a stout uses the same as an IPA
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See that's what I thought. The extract colour impacts the beer. So was surprised a stout uses the same as an IPA
All you're doing with extract brewing is substituting extract for the base malt, both of which are pale. You use additional steeped grains such as Crystal Malt, Chocolate malt, Black Malt etc in the darker beers, and this stage is the same for extract as it is for AG.
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Hi!
Page 101, final paragraph: "Pale coloured malt extract should be used in all cases."
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Page 101, final paragraph: "Pale coloured malt extract should be used in all cases."
Thanks. So this might sound real dumb, but why are there so many extract types available? Light, dark etc?
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Thanks. So this might sound real dumb, but why are there so many extract types available? Light, dark etc?
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I suspect it's for extract brewers who don't steep grains, but I'm really not sure why.
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If you are intending to do some extract brewing I recommend you don't buy cheap malt extract, even though it may be sold as premium.
More here
http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/sh...ad.php?t=69830

And in terms of LME colour there is a short thread about DME colour which may be applicable
http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/sh...ad.php?t=73700
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If you shop around you can get quality DME for under 6 quid a kg e.g. Malt Miller and The Homebrew Company.
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