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How dark should pilsen lme be?
« on: April 22, 2012, 11:03:21 AM »
Haven't touched lme since Mr. Beer 10 years ago. I opened some pilsen lme today that came in a brewer's best kit and it was really dark. Is this normal?

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Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 11:38:07 AM »
It will be lighter when you dilute it with water, but the process does darken the color a bit.  The manufacturer should be able to give you a good ballpark of the final color.  I think that DME might give you a lighter color depending on the manufacturer.
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Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 12:44:47 PM »
I wonder why they don't put 'best used by' or 'born on' dates on these jars?

Seems pretty dark still but maybe I'm just not used to light colored beers yet.

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Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 01:39:26 PM »
Well, this is what it looks like in the carboy.  I can never tell how dark the final product will be, though. Seems pretty damned dark for a German pils.


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Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 02:31:14 PM »
Looks good. When the yeast settle out and you put it on a glass I'll bet it's a nice golden pils color for you. Cheers!
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Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 08:19:05 PM »
Yeah when I put it next to a Belgian blond I'm lagering its actually slightly lighter and I know the blond is a nice straw yellow. I guess seeing the dark lme had me worried ...  8)

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Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 08:06:54 AM »
RDWHAHB   ;)
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Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 08:08:56 AM »
RDWHAHB   ;)

Hehe I may have had too many.

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