Haus Pale Ale too light?

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That is a truely Beautiful thing!

No worries man. All Grain batches are always a bit lighter than the Extracts that you've been making, as the extract darkens during the boil.
 
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Guess I can't ask for a more experienced opinion than that! Thanks EdWort - you've been really helpful to me, without knowing it. You've taught me a lot.
 
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Actually...I've never made an extract batch. I went to AG first. Probably should have done the steps and whatnot, but I knew I wanted to be AG and so I just did it. Thank you for the complement BigKahuna!


And for the record....this might be the LAST batch I bottle...
 

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Heh. I did the same thing, Deacon. AG from the very first batch, and kegging within a few months of starting. :p

Those look great, good work dude. :)
 

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Mine looks like that coming out of the keg, I keep thinking of sunkist for some odd reason when I see it. :cross:
 

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+1 on kegging. I've only ever bottled 2 batches - with no plans on bottling anymore.
 

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Yeah, kegging really is so much easier...

FWIW, if you do bottle again, it's a good idea to fill each bottle more than you have in that picture - I'd say probably half that much headspace.
 

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If you use a bottling wand when filling the bottles, fill the bottles until they are completely full. The amount of liquid displaced when you remove the wand provides the perfect amount of headspace.
 
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Excellent advise guys. Thanks so much! I'll be sure to do that next time (if I bottle...hopefully won't have to!)
 

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If I make that, I'll have to make sure to use a brown bottle. My daughter'll think that's an orange crush! On second thought... that could be funny. :D
 

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i was wondering on my color. i did a variation of ed's pale this last weekend. ok, i did a totally different beer. but the color in the primary looks about right.
 
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