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Old 11-26-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default Light or Pale ME vs Amber/Dark ME

Based on a post I read a few minutes ago reminded me of a question I've had but am not sure where to research. So, I'll ask here...

I have done enough batched to be experimenting with extract batches and a few grains though not AG. I am not experienced enough to know what to add to Light/Pale malt extract when a recipe calls for amber or dark. Is there a substitute? That is, do I add a certain amount of crystal, choc or bp per pound of pale LME?



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Old 11-26-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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Good for YOU!

It depends on what kind of beer you are brewing. There are hundreds of different grains for a reason. No 1 dark grain is good for all dark beers.

What are you brewing?
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Briess Amber LME contains base malt, Crystal 60 and Munich. Their Dark contains these plus Black Patent. No idea on the exact amounts. Maybe it's 8-12 ounces of Crystal 60, 4 ounces of Black. These are guesses based on what you might see in recipes.
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