This chapter builds on the basic brewing skills learned in chapter two “Brewing a No-Boil Extract Beer.” Here, you’ll learn how to use steeped grains, pellet hops and liquid yeast to modify
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Some homebrewers may want to brew an easy-to-make beer during their first brewing session to build their confidence before trying more complicated brewing methods later. Others may want to take the simple
Wort made from reconstituted malt extract is dissimilar from wort made from mashing malted grains. Knowing the differences can guide you to making sound decisions regarding how to use it on brew
If you are an extract brewer, there is a good chance you will hear (if you haven’t already) that you need to be doing full-wort boils (boiling your entire 5-gallon/19-L batch of
We’ve assembled a collection of tried-and-true recipes from homebrew shops across the nation. These are the recipes that the shops’ customers love and keep coming back to. For best results, pay attention
Extract brewers can take inspiration from some commercial brewers and improve their brewing methods. The Texas Two-Step lets extract brewers sidestep some common procedural problems. Plus: an all-grain adaption.
If you’ve read any brewing books in the last century you know that the process of making beer always requires boiling of the wort. Boiling sterilizes the wort (kills off Lactobacillus and
All forms of homebrewing – whether all-grain, partial mash or extract – share many similarities. However, each it has its own set of challenges as well. One of the biggest complaints
When you’re making a batch of no-boil beer, your brew “day” will be done in 30 minutes. Fermentation takes 10 to 14 days, and you can bottle the batch in just 90
When I wrote American Sour Beers I ignored extract brewers (sorry), other than a brief note on page 307 about adapting all-grain recipes. I mentioned malt extract several other times, but only
Picture the scene: You walk into your local homebrew shop intent on brewing a great batch of beer this weekend. Grabbing some extract off the shelf you notice it’s dusty — typical
Extract brewing is a great technique for brewing fantastic beers in less time and with less equipment than is generally necessary for brewing all-grain beer. Even for those who usually brew all-grain,