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Old 08-15-2007, 05:23 PM   #1
Jun 2007
Statesboro, Georgia
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i brewed a clone recipe from AHS that was suppose to be a Harpoon IPA. the beer came out much darker, not quite as bitter, but more flavorful. i liked it better than the Harpoon but i thought it would come out at least close to what i thought i was brewing. why is this?
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:36 PM   #2
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Jun 2007
Liverpool, PA
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Did you use an extract? That could be one reason why it's darker. Lot's of reasons could be why it's more flavorful. Different temps while fermenting. Hops and how long they were boiled.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:04 AM   #3
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My first "homebrew" was a Mr. Beer "experiment."

I then did an extract Nut Brown Ale from Northern Brewer and I could drink the hydrometer sample all day long. Nothing special, didn't deviate from the recipe, etc.

It's not even in the bottles yet and I can tell it will be good.

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Old 08-16-2007, 02:23 AM   #4
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Most of the time if my beers come out darker than expected, I chalk it up to a hard boil for too long. It mostly happens with extracts. I just need to pay closer attention.
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