- Oct 21, 2020
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I ordered a 25kg sack of pale malt but the shop sent extra pale by mistake. I kept it thinking that the only difference between them would be the colour but that appears to not be the case. I'm formulating a recipe in Brewfather using 4.5kg of the extra pale but it comes up with an orange warning: Diastatic power: 53 Lintner. This is reflected in the calculated OG of 1042 rather than the 1045 I was expecting. I can get rid of the message by adding 200g of ordinary pale malt but does it matter - what might the consequences be if I don't? Are there any other differences between extra pale and pale that I should be aware of?