Cool thanks Denny. I am going to give it a try.
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I admit to being underwhelmed.
I can see that, particularly if you are looking for a big rye character. Certainly, if you compare it to your recipe, its lacking. The rye that is there seems to add a twist that is subtle and not overbearing. I like that. And then the hop flavor and aroma is excellent.
Its just a good IPA in general, IMO.
I guess the only complaint I have is the orientation. The design appears to be for a left handed individual? Meaning one needs to hold it in their right hand to use and read and if they are to use the other hand at the same time it gets awkward if they are a righty.
My preference would be to hold it in my left hand, or have the probe swivel the 340 degrees and the read out flip so it can be read that way if needed.
So there's room for improvement.
Having lost a few afternoons in Duesseldorf drinking altbier, fuity esters are something I don't remember in those beers.
Not to be contrary, but why do you want to darken it up?
It's tough to get a light golden beer using a typical HB set-up and pale gold color is acceptable for the style per the BJCP guidelines. I always consider a homebrewer's ability to get a light gold beer to be a mark of skill. Not every Bo Pils has to look like crusty old Czechvar.
But, if you do want it a shade darker, I'll jump on the bandwagon and say decoction or a tiny bit of CaraMunich and/or 40-60 *L crystal.
Redzim, what temps did you ferment at?
I don't think you want to boil it, just pasteurize it. I heat my mixed solution to about 160 and add it to the cold beer in the keg. It will clear in the time it takes for the hot liquid on top to reach the same temp as the cold beer and then settle to the bottom. I usually get a glass of gummy stuff and then nice, clear beer. I don't transfer to another keg unless I need to move it or take it to an event.
With my tap water I could only brew good stouts and porters. I have had to do more to brew good German Pilsners. The water stuff has paid off. If you are lucky you might be able to brew good Amber to Brown beers with your water, and that might be what you like to brew!