Topic: Extract Brewing

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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Steep times for different specialty grains

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As difficult as it is to admit, brewing is a whole lot like cooking and there are many ways to get the job accomplished. Steeping is one of these tasks. When using


Extract Recipe Roundup from Homebrew Retailers

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Round out your homebrew recipe box with 15 easy extract recipes for 15 classic beer styles.


Brew a Pale Ale Using Extract and Specialty Grains

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How to steep grains, boil pellet hops, make a starter from liquid yeast and conduct a secondary fermentation.


Brew a No-Boil Extract Brown Ale

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How to clean, sanitize, prepare a no-boil wort, aerate, proof and pitch a dry yeast, ferment a batch and bottle your beer. Plus: basic equipment.


Reduce tannins during the steep

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The two most influential factors affecting the extraction of tannins from malt into wort are pH and temperature. All-grain brewers are very careful not to allow wort pH to reach more than


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