Topic: Extract Brewing

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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Extract Equation

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With a calculator and a little knowledge, you can convert any all-grain recipe to an all-extract version. Here’s how.

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Using Specialty Grains and Extract: Tips from the Pros

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Use specialty grains to improve your malt extract brew.

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Don’t Boil It!

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Here in the United States, conventional homebrewing wisdom holds that you should always boil prehopped extract beer kits. But does this help or hurt your beer? One expert offers some revolutionary advice: Follow the instructions on the kit!

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How Malt Extract is Made

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Beer is made from four ingredients: barley, hops, water, and yeast. Oh, yes, and some goopy stuff that looks like molasses and comes in a can. Or powdery stuff that looks like Ovaltine and, frankly, tastes a lot better.

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6 Steps for Steeping Grains

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“Malty.” Now just what could that mean? Beer tasters use the term all the time, but isn’t it a redundant term, like saying beer tastes beery? Barley malt provides the fuel for the yeast, but it also provides the heart of beer flavor. Weren’t you amazed at how great malt extract tasted when you first dipped your finger into it?

 


Winter Holiday Extract Recipes

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Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, or some other variation of the mid-winter holidays, you are sure to find a common thread that is near and dear to the homebrewing heart:

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