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Old 03-03-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
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So I am about to start my stout and have been doing some research and have come up with a conflict. If I use Black patient and roasted barley to stepp should I use light or dark dme, I plan on 1/2 lbs of each. I have read that the grains will add the color so use the light and also have read to use the dark and the grains. So what should I do or does it matter?

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Old 03-03-2010, 02:55 AM   #2
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Seeing as you are an extract brewer, it really doesn't matter what lme you use; the grains will add most of the color. You will be fine with either one.

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Old 03-03-2010, 03:28 AM   #3
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I would have to see your recipe, but with the grains you would be fine use ing the light. The dark DME will make a a darker beer with those grains. The dark DME also has, from what I have read, more non fermentables in it. I always use light or exstra light or pale DME . I let my Grain bill set my color. But do it how you want thats the awsomeness of brewing do it your way.
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I would have to see your recipe, but with the grains you would be fine use ing the light. The dark DME will make a a darker beer with those grains. The dark DME also has, from what I have read, more non fermentables in it. I always use light or exstra light or pale DME . I let my Grain bill set my color. But do it how you want thats the awsomeness of brewing do it your way.
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.5# black patent
.5# flaked barley

6-7# DME??? not sure light or dark

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I would use the light DME. You will be plenty dark with the grains and qauntaties you have.


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