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Old 08-02-2010, 09:50 PM   #11
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If you steeped some darker grains then added some DME to your addition, boiled to sanitize it you could do that. Just be careful with the darker grains you choose, they could end up changing the flavor profile of your brew. Either way you'll problably end up with beer.

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Old 08-02-2010, 11:14 PM   #12
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then if i want a darker color i have no options availble to me? as the beer is in the carboy now and will be in their to age for 9 days can i add some wort i boil with dark grain to get some color?
Sorry, I misread your post. Since most extract brewers have trouble with their beer too DARK I assumed that was you problem as well.

At this point you need to figure out which is more important to you: Replicating the color of the beer or the flavor. If you want it darker, Joshua already covered that but like he said you run the risk of introducing different flavors to your beer.

I would make note of it in a log and remember to use darker crystal if you choose to brew it in the future
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:35 PM   #13
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Sorry, I misread your post. Since most extract brewers have trouble with their beer too DARK I assumed that was you problem as well.

At this point you need to figure out which is more important to you: Replicating the color of the beer or the flavor. If you want it darker, Joshua already covered that but like he said you run the risk of introducing different flavors to your beer.

I would make note of it in a log and remember to use darker crystal if you choose to brew it in the future
Make this a +1 to all that. Most extract brewers only have a problem with their beer being too dark, never too light.

Personally I don't mess with my beer once it goes into the primary. I like to know what my recipe produces, and then if I want to fix it I can mess with the recipe for the next time I brew.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:40 PM   #14
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You could, it will change your gravity. Specialty malts don't do much to add fermentables to you beer. They are mostly for color and flavors.
Awesome reply man thanks so so much i did add some chocolate malt and the temp is at 69 and SRM is around 10 perfect for this! you folks are awesome!
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