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solidghost

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Well, I added too much Saaz hops and it turned out a bit too spicy. But other than that, it taste quite nice. I was hoping for an even lighter colour but it seems that I will never get that in a extract/kit brew.
 
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Thanks guys!
Is there anyway to make it lighter in colour if using only extract? Or do I have to go all-grain to achieve that.
 
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I did use the late malt extract addition method to do my hops. Next time, I think I will reduce the amount of hops. I had wanted to get a lot of flavours in this brew so I did in fact add about 15g of Saaz hops into it.
 

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Try using the freshest extract you can find if using liquid or use DME. Extracts darken as they age so using more recently produced extracts lend themselves to a lighter colored beer. While DME will darken over time, the drying process slows this reaction and makes them much more color stable than liquid.
 
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Thanks eddie. Will do that for my next batch. Sometimes looks also mean a lot when we are drinking with friends who aren't into brewing.
 
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