Blatz, do you notice less color when you cap?
hard to really say - the last time I did a Schwarz I used Carafa II, mashed the whole time.
This time, I replaced the carafa with MW, but also shifted the munich and pils ratio.
what I can say, is that it does seem, based on memory, to be lighter by a hair than what I recall, but it is also exactly how I want it to be - black when looking at the pint indirectly when on the bar, but reddish with black edges when held to the light.
I also capped a black rye DIPA and had a similar color result.