Topic: Extract Brewing

Extract Method to your Madness

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You’re mad about brewing. But if you want to get serious about extract brewing, you need a method to your madness. Explore the most common methods of extract brewing, including the no-boil method, concentrated boil method, extract late method and the Texas two-step, and decide for yourself which best suits you. Plus: Recipes for each method and 4 web-only bonus recipes!

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Hopping Help for Extract Brewers

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Are you an extract brewer who needs help making hoppier homebrew? Find out what factors influence hop bitterness and what you need to do to reach your target IBUs. Also, identify the beer styles you can successfully brew givenyour homebrew equipment and procedures.

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10 Steps to Better Extract Brewing

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Extract brewing is not just a simplified form of all-grain brewing. It’s a process that has its own set of challenges. Find out what these challenges are — and how to master them — without changing your whole brewing setup or spending a lot of extra time on brewday.


Extract Addition times

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This question really shows me how homebrewers have changed since the early days of the legal homebrewing movement in the United States. The early pioneer homebrewers in the mid to late 70s

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Dried vs liquid malt extract

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There is absolutely no reason not to use dried malt extract (DME) exclusively for your recipes, although there are fewer choices in color with dried extracts than there are with liquid extracts.

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Color Tips for Extract Beers: Tips from the Pros

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Extract brewing might sound simple, but it still provides plenty of room to customize your beer. Color, for example, is one target that extract brewers can work to fine tune. Here, two professional brewers who use extract offer their thoughts on getting the color you want from your extract homebrews.

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A History of Malt Extract

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Set sail on a journey of new inventions, scurvy sailors and botched beer. It’s the (early) history of malt extract. Plus: historical extract recipes straight from Captain Cook!

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Everything About Water for Extract-Based Brewing

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Water, water everywhere….but what’s an extract brewer suppossed to do with it? Get your feet wet in our guide to what extract brewers should, and shouldn’t, bother with when it comes to this all-important brewing ingredient.

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Kick Up Your Extract Kit

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Beer kits are a popular choice for many homebrewers. But many kit makers may wish to start brewing “Outside the box.” We’ll take a cue from a famous TV chef and show you how to kick up your kit a notch.

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Steeping vs. Partial Mashing

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Some grains can be steeped. Others need to be mashed. Do you know the difference? You will after reading this grain guide for extract brewers.

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Boil Hops, Not Extract

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Boost your bitterness and control your color by boiling the hops first and adding the malt extract later.

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Lighten Up Your Extract Brews!

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Not enough pale in your ale? Too much dunkel in your weizen? Well, lighten up! Here’s help for extract brewers who’d like their beer to turn a whiter shade of pale.

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