Turned out darker that theorised?

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    95 % pale malt at 3 SRM / 2.5 L
    5 % carafa 1 at 460 SRM / 340 L
    Mash thicknes 2,5
    Mash time 70 mins at 152F / 67C
    Boiltime 60 mins

    ... should turn out aroung 18 SRM according to the recipe builder, but was closer to 30. Thoughts on why?
     
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    #2 Trialben, Mar 6, 2018
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    your carafa must be a little darker.
     
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    Packet says 340 L. Herhaps I should contact the shop where I bought it ...
     
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    all i think is a 340L malt at 5% will do a good job darkening you beer. i used 1.5% of chocolate a little darker lovibond and my SRM was pretty brownish.

    well you know for next brew to cut it back by half or more
     

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