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Old 10-24-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Are these the same just by a different name?



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Old 10-24-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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Unless they give you a Lovibond number it is hard to compare.



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Pale is usually darker than light, in the same manner that a pale ale doesn't necessarily mean a pale or light colored beer.

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Is color going to be the only difference? There shouldn't be a taste change....should there?

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Hmmm...it looks like some malt extract makers may use it interchangeably, such as Alexanders. Sometimes an extra light malt extract will be made from a pilsner malt, where a pale malt extract will be made from a pale ale malt. The taste of the malt extract will depend on the type of malt used to make the extract. The more info you can get on what types of malt were used to make the type of extract you select the better.

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Old 10-24-2007, 08:56 PM   #6
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I'd agree that the only way that you're really going to be able to tell is to get a Lovibond degree number from the manufacturer.



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