Pale extract?

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Pale extract?

Postby wheat » Mon Jan 06, 2003 7:59 pm

Whats the best substitute for pale extract, light or amber, and whats the difference?
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go with light

Postby Gravity Thrills » Tue Jan 07, 2003 6:20 am

Light extract is the best substitute for a pale malt mash. Amber extract is mostly pale malt, with enough caramel/crystal malt in the mix to give it the color and a little residual sweetness.

If you want an amber colored beer, I would still go with the light extract, and then steep your own desired amount of specialty grains to get the color you are looking for.

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Light, or extra light

Postby fitz » Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:39 am

They also sell an extra light malt in both DME and liquid extract.
Since your screen name is wheat, I have to think you may be trying a wheat beer. The light or extra light would be good ones to highlight the wheat flavor. Don't worry too much about messing up a batch, I haven't found a batch messed up enough to throw out. You can always drink your mistakes.
Try all three and see which tastes better.
Good Luck.
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