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Offline littlebrew

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color adjustment in BeerSmith program.
« on: March 05, 2011, 07:33:08 AM »
I can not find the answer to this question:  Is there a way to adjust the color of the finished beer when there is no dark grains in the recipe?  I need to account for caramelization and other factors.

Thanks. ???
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Re: color adjustment in BeerSmith program.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 09:56:15 AM »
If you want to darken, then it takes very little of a dark roast to slightly darken the color. 

Debittered chocolate/carafa from Weyermann Malts has much of the husk removed so it adds less bitterness too.  I just tested a light DME-only recipe that was SRM 2.7, and one ounce of carafa #1 added 3.0 SRM to get to 5.7 SRM. 

There is also a syrup called Sinamar that is used for color adjustment. 

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Re: color adjustment in BeerSmith program.
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 12:47:43 PM »
Hi,
  If its carmelization or aging, I would probably just adjust the color of the base malt up a bit.  Often extracts, in particular, will darken as they age and darken again due to carmelization when boiled.

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