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Old 05-25-2008, 01:37 AM   #1
Dec 2007
Layton, Utah
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So I brewed an DME Blonde Ale and came no where near the color I was looking for. Does color come in more specific when you move to AG or partial grain? It is not even close to blonde, it resembles more of a cream ale! Any ideas?

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Old 05-25-2008, 01:42 AM   #2
Apr 2008
Muncie, IN, Indiana
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The color will get lighter with AG. The key with a PM to keep it lighter is to add 1/2 the extract for the last 15 minutes only.

I switched to AG to get more control over color. I used to only use DME as my base malt and then PM the rest. I also tried a PM with half of my base malt included in the PM.
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