Extract goes dark when boiled

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Extract goes dark when boiled

Postby matchew » Thu May 02, 2002 8:42 pm

Started making extract recipes of late and every time I do they always turn out far darker then they are meant to be.Is it because of the boil??Any help would be much appreciated..
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Dark wort

Postby BillyBock » Fri May 03, 2002 3:13 am

Yep, you bet. Boiling tends to darken the wort. Extracts tend to make darker worts than all-grain worts. Lastly, LME tends to be darker than DME. Try using the extra pale DME to make lighter colored beer.
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Heating method

Postby jeff » Sun May 05, 2002 8:07 am

Using an electric stove as compared to a flame will result in darker wort as well. I noticed a significant difference when switching from my electric stove to an outdoor gas cooker. Another benefit is that boilovers aren
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