Blue Moon Clone more like dark eclipse of the moon...

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  1. Brewer #271588

    Brewer #271588 New Member

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    Went to Home Brew store for supplies to brew Blue Moon Clone, Not ready for All-grain yet so purchased extract reciepe as follows;

    3.3 lbe LME Bavarian Wheat, current date
    3.3 lbs LME Golden Light current date
    1 lb Caramel 20 grain to steep
    Wyeast 1010 American Wheat
    Coriander seeds
    Orange Peel , sweet
    Sanitized everything
    Cooled to 72 F
    Pitched yeast and look at attached picture it is the color of a cup of black coffee
    Any help wor certainly be appreciated.....
     

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    thunderwagn Well-Known Member

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    It's somewhat hard to judge given the volume and light, but that does look particularly dark.
    My first thought is liquid malt extract.
    Second thought is old liquid malt extract.
     
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    Agree on both points.^^^
    Extract recipes tend to skew dark to begin with. You don't mention whether or how long you boiled but LME should be strictly late addition because boiling for anything more than 10 or 15 minutes will darken it more.
    All that being said, you're looking through more liquid than you would be in a glass. By the time you get around to drinking it, it'll seem a little more amber-brown than what you'd see on tap but it won't be nearly as extreme.
    Don't worry about color worry about flavor. If you need to do extract, do DME. Step up to all-grain ASAP, though that's not a magic bullet by any stretch and you'll still have some batches that don't come out quite as expected.
    Keep Calm and Brew On... :)
     
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    As J A said, it will be much lighter in the glass.
     
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    Still way too dark. Sure you got crystal 20? Wort appears to be in the dunkelweizen range. Too dark to be oxidized extract.
     
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    Check it out in the hydro sight glass that'll give a better color approx.
     
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