Best way to increase SRM

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  1. Nola_Brew

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    Will be brewing a RR Row 2 Hill 56 clone within the next month. The only change I want to make is increase the color to more of a copper then golden without changing the flavor.

    The recipe uses C20. if I increase it to c40 (same quantity) the color goes from 5.4 SRM to 6.62. I would like to be closer to 7.5-8. Currently I am at 5.7% C40. What would be the best option to increase the color? Chocolate malt, Carafa III or something else?
     
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    I'd go with a roasted malt, and cap the mash with it. More color, less flavor
     
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    Blackprinz or midnight wheat (one ounce or maybe two) would do it. Or, if you wanted more of an orange hue, you could add Munich malt to the grainbill in a low/moderate amount.
     
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    Chocolate malt, Carafa III and roasted barley all have a flavor, black malt, bittered black in small amounts will be fine too as well as yoopers picks
     
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    If you only want to darken the wort, you might try Sinamar, a black malt extract with very little flavor.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Will probably go with Midnight Wheat, .75 oz will get me slightly over 8.3 SRM.
     

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