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Old 05-05-2014, 04:14 PM   #11
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Try adding the LME with 15min left next time. No need to boil it the whole time since it is already extract. This is what I do now and it makes a big difference. I use steeping grains when I do Extract brewing but the process is basically the same.

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Most of my recipes these days are all-LME, because my LHBS has big barrels of it and a scale so you can get exactly how much you want. Its great! no more 6.6 lb milk jug plus a 1 lb DME bag to achieve clsoe to what you want.

recently made a small batch of IPA using 2 lbs Pale LME, 1 lb Golden LME. Love it!

The key is to add half right away, then the rest late in the boil. It also tends to make for darker colors, but meh, doesnt bother me.

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Old 05-06-2014, 02:04 AM   #13
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I started doing all LME brews, tasted too metallic for me, pushed me to all-grain

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Old 05-06-2014, 02:04 AM   #14
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Most of my recipes these days are all-LME, because my LHBS has big barrels of it and a scale so you can get exactly how much you want. Its great! no more 6.6 lb milk jug plus a 1 lb DME bag to achieve clsoe to what you want.

recently made a small batch of IPA using 2 lbs Pale LME, 1 lb Golden LME. Love it!

The key is to add half right away, then the rest late in the boil. It also tends to make for darker colors, but meh, doesnt bother me.
Same for me, $3 a lb is more expensive for me than ag, and I brew to keep costs down
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:35 PM   #15
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Try adding the LME with 15min left next time. No need to boil it the whole time since it is already extract. This is what I do now and it makes a big difference. I use steeping grains when I do Extract brewing but the process is basically the same.
I actually only did a 20 min boil for just that reason.

I would definitely recommend using steeping grains as well, but this was an experiment to see if I could make a beer from setup to cleanup in less than 90 minutes. In that respect, it worked. Though it wasn't the best product I've churned out.

In my regular brewing life I brew mainly all-grain BIAB. I get around 80% efficiency, depending on yeast.
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I started doing all LME brews, tasted too metallic for me, pushed me to all-grain
I thought I would get that as well. I don't know if the hops or the sweetness covered it up, but I didn't get a metallic taste at all. If I tried it again and used Notty or US-05 it may end up with the metallic taste, since they would dry it out to the appropriate level.
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