Alexanders Pale Malt Extract Syrup

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Alexanders Pale Malt Extract Syrup

Postby mrsoul12 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:37 am

I have a recipe that calls for
Alexanders Pale Malt Extract Syrup

I would rather order my supplies from B3. What could I use instead? Could I simply use extra light lme (as I have some extra setting around)?

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Postby Cambo » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:46 pm

B3's extract should work, unless the Alexanders is already hopped, if it is your beer may have an absence of flavour. Correct this by simply adding boiling hops.
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Postby jamilz » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:52 pm

B3's liquid extract (at least their ultralight) is made by Alexanders. And it is about as fresh as you can possibly get, since they go through tons of it and Alexanders is just a short drive from there.
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Postby marketfixr » Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:55 pm

I will never used canned extract, I did on one batch of a pale ale and the color is so far off it looks like a dark stout, it tastes fine, and from what I've heard the canning process darkens the extract, never had this problem with any extract from B3.

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Postby DLS » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:39 pm

Soulman -- Like Jamilz says, the B3 ultralight is Alexander's extract. And like Marketfixr says, he got burned on dark extract. So if I were looking to use extract I'd go with the lightest extract possible which is the B3 ultralight/Alexander's. It's quality and you'll be able to control the color more effectively via specialty grains.

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Postby marketfixr » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:04 am

The canned extract I used was alexanders pale malt extract, if you look at the beer now it is inbetween a nut brown and silk stout in color, I shall call it my Unpale Ale.

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Postby mrsoul12 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:24 am

thanks for the replies. I am going to go with the B3 extra light.

The recipe I was using called for 4 pounds of pale liquid malt extract. I had 7 pounds of extra light. My thinking is that it will be a pain to try to only use 4 and what I don't use would end up getting wasted.

Therefore I stepped up the entire recipe so that I could use the entire 7 pounds. I will end up with around 9 gallons of beer rather than 5. Oh well more beer right?

One question though. When I stepped up the recipe I used the ratio between the original amount of liquid malt (4 pounds) and the amount I will be using (7 pounds) as a guide to step up all other ingredients.

Example: the recipe called for 16 ounces of Crystal 40 L I used 28 ounces in my stepped up version. I used the same math to step up the hops and everything else.

Does this sound correct?
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Postby jamilz » Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:55 am

Generally, you can make a linear adjustment like that, but it isn't exact. As the batch gets bigger, you need to put less of the specialty grains in the batch. For example, scaling up to brewpub size batches takes some playing around with the amounts.

It really seems to be most critical with the darker grains, such as roast barley.

Your batch will be fine, I'm certain.
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