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solidghost 06-14-2008 04:27 AM

Cooper's Pilsener!
 
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EvilTOJ 06-14-2008 09:01 AM

Very nice. Now I'm thirsty.

FishinDave07 06-14-2008 01:24 PM

Thank you sir, may i have another?:tank:

solidghost 06-14-2008 04:55 PM

Well, I added too much Saaz hops and it turned out a bit too spicy. But other than that, it taste quite nice. I was hoping for an even lighter colour but it seems that I will never get that in a extract/kit brew.

illin8 06-16-2008 01:35 PM

That color looks pretty damn good to me, considering it was extract...nice!

solidghost 06-19-2008 03:17 PM

Thanks guys!
Is there anyway to make it lighter in colour if using only extract? Or do I have to go all-grain to achieve that.

FishinDave07 06-19-2008 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solidghost (Post 719672)
Thanks guys!
Is there anyway to make it lighter in colour if using only extract? Or do I have to go all-grain to achieve that.

Do a full boil with a late extract addition. Remember to lessen your hops a bit though.

solidghost 06-21-2008 04:04 AM

I did use the late malt extract addition method to do my hops. Next time, I think I will reduce the amount of hops. I had wanted to get a lot of flavours in this brew so I did in fact add about 15g of Saaz hops into it.

eddie 06-22-2008 03:28 PM

Try using the freshest extract you can find if using liquid or use DME. Extracts darken as they age so using more recently produced extracts lend themselves to a lighter colored beer. While DME will darken over time, the drying process slows this reaction and makes them much more color stable than liquid.

solidghost 06-23-2008 03:03 PM

Thanks eddie. Will do that for my next batch. Sometimes looks also mean a lot when we are drinking with friends who aren't into brewing.


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