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Every thing is turning to stout!?!

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    What the heck? I've got to upload some pictures but all, and I do mean, ALL of my batches have been darker than illustrated. My Camilla's Folly looks just like a stout? My Voodoo is so dark that I can't see a flashlight shined through the glass. I first noticed this last winter when I brewed a batch of Bewitched Amber Ale. What gives? I promise you all that I'm following the directions for brewing and conditioning. I will post some pics shortly, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem? All dates on HME's all where within the best used by date.

 

Best, Zoot

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As long as my beer tastes good I don't care how dark it is or what it looks like.  I've bought beautiful amber colored beer before only to have it taste like dishwater.  

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This is a side effect of brewing with extracts.  You'll find that most of your beers will turn out darker than usual for the style.  Doesn't affect the flavor.

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Yep, and it doesn't matter if it's pre-hopped LME or regular DME. I made a blonde with extract & a mini-mash, it came out closer to a dirty-blonde in colour. I used extra-light DME. It tasted fantastic, so I didn't sweat it.

 

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Color is not a concern unless you are entering your beer in a competition, and you are trying for a specific style. Drink up, and enjoy! I have found all my beers are a bit darker than the style calls for, but the taste is there.

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Yeah - very difficult to make beer that looks like Coors lite - no matter how it tastes.

 

I suppose one could use just booster and boil hops in it but it probably would still turn out darker -  even if green.

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It's an American thing.  Couch potato culture, all of American is getting fat.  Lazy, binge watching TV, fat people.

 

What?  Not stout people, stout beer?

 

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Stout people and green beer, what next? I'll drink to that (in fact I just finished a bottle of the American Ale - really good)

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Emily litella.. lol...    whats all this fuss about eggs and how ppl are dying from eggs? I eat eggs every day and I'm as fit as a fiddle! I like them hard boiled, scrambled , fried... and even eat them with bacon! they say there's an eggs epidemic! and why do they need to spend all that money on eggs research?? it has a yolk, a shell, a white.. and it's delicious! I just don't...

 

(interrupting.. uh.. Emily, that's AIDS.. not eggs...)

 

oh... never mind.

 

she was fun... couldn't stand Lorraine newman though.

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Yep - very funny for those of us old enough to remember (or too old to remember anything!).

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she was fun... couldn't stand Lorraine newman though.

 

Who is that?

 

But speaking of the 70's SNL cast, I always thought Laraine Newman was kinda hot...

 

  :P

 

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