Originally Posted by barson777777
I brewed this yesterday. unfortunately the store was out of dark LME so I substituted 6 lbs of amber extract and one pound of DME. I followed the rest of recipe but the wort came out more of a dark brown than a black. Any thoughts?
18oz of chocolate malt should add quite a bit of darkness, and the chocolate itself adds some murkiness. If the crush on the chocolate malt was very course, you might not get as much flavor and color out of it.
Regardless, this isn't a very delicate recipe so I'm sure you'll be fine if things skewed one way or another.
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