So I'm fairly new to homebrewing and I'm running into a few questions that I'm not finding answers to in the forums so I'm posting this new thread.
1. I'm using extract kits and I've done three so far. An Amberale, a Lemon weiss and a honey ale. My issue is that the beers are all coming out with the same basic color, which in the case of the last two is considerably darker than desired. Is this a fault of something I'm doing in the brewing process or possibly something to do with the kit I'm using?
2. I've been using a turkey fryer burner for the boiling process and I'm considering upgrading to a banjo burner or the Blichman floor burner. Is it worth it? Other than a faster cook time what are the benefits to the upgrade?
3.I'm still finding more yeast flavor in my beer than I really want. I've been using secondary fermenter and given a little extra time in the secondary to get the yeast to settle out more so less of it makes it's way into the bottles. Anything else I can do?
Any help is much appreciated. Prost!