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Our American Light is mashed from the same Klages and Herrington two-row pale malt we sell to grain brewers. American Light is ideal when used as a pure malt base for a light flavored beer, or as a neutral base to build on when formulating darker beers.
Approximate SRM color value of 6 pounds of extract dissolved into 5 gallons of water before boiling: 5
Basically a 2-row base malt. No adjuncts which is what I wanted. Excellent fermentability. I mean, really nice krausen. The color was light and reminded me of Alexanders pale ale extract which costs a lot more per pound for some reason. The Pilsner malt extract was nice too, but the adjunct of vienna malt added was leaving what I considered a little too much sweetness in the finished beer. I actually added no adjuncts to either of these to make a single malt single hop beer. You can't go wrong with williams malts. A little more expensive in some regard but the quality does seem much better than northern brewer/midwest supplies extracts. Theirs always have way too much adjuncts and the resulting beer is disappointingly too sweet and "unfermented tasting" I don't get that disappointment from williams malts. The bags do suck. I hate the bags they come in and wish they used the plastic bottles like everyone else. It takes a lot of labor to squeegee all that goo out of the bags.
This extract is fresh and provides a great landscape for hops and steeping grains.
Just used this to make a Serrano Chili beer. Put half pound of cut up chilis in the last 5 minutes of the boil and the beer rocks. Greats with any mexican meal.
I have been using this one for brews using ingredients that I want to be the main taste in brews. Use it for my berry ales, pumpkin ales, and christmas brews. Sometimes will use it if my OG is a bit lower than expected to help bring it on up.
Used this for an October pumpkin ale and it was excellent. Allowed the pumpkin and the spices to really be the main attraction in the brew. Will be using this one for all my seasonals where the flavors of the season really need to be the focus and not the hops or malts.