Originally Posted by jwilson6289
Great, thanks! I've never added malt other than for the full boil, so I wasn't sure of the time. The goal is to make the beer a little lighter. I checked the color on lovibond scale and it looked like it would be a bit too dark. So I take it if I add hops at 30 minutes, it'll be giving off more bitterness than flavor? So I should change that to 20 minutes instead?
I believe that was exactly what he was thinking, though you should start with your guy instinct, seasoned with a little research, and above all do a ****load of experiments when your starting out. Beers one of those mysterious processes where its kind of difficult to know exactly how something will taste before you do it and try it. Cultivate your intuition!
Also, there have been some studies showing that you more efficiently utilize the hop bittering acids, the less sugar - concentrated your wort is, so adding at least half the extract at flameout will definately give you more bang for your buck on the hops.