Originally Posted by rjdunlap2
well i got one of those liquid extract kits from my brewshop where i comes with extract, bittering and aroma hops and dry ale yeast and it said to boil extract add bittering hops boil more thatn add aroma hops then put it in the carboy and add the yeast
but i dont see it getting much lighter
Like the others mentioned, unfortunately, LME (liquid malt extract) tends to be darker than desired. It still tastes the same as it normally would, but the color is darker. Adding the extract later in the boil helps a bit, but it'll never be the light colored "blonde" you desire, just because even the palest liquid extract is kind of dark.
You can try using dry malt extract (DME), a powder like extract, that comes in "extra light" and adding the majority of the extract with 15 minutes to go in the boil, and that will help the color a lot. If you do that, though, make sure you reduce your bittering hops about 25%, since that will also increase your hops utilization. (You could post it here, and one of us could tell you how much to reduce the hops, based on the recipe).
Also, as someone else said, it will look lighter in the glass than in the carboy, too. Use a sanitized turkey baster and pull out a sample and put it in a glass. It will look a bit lighter.