Originally Posted by rastamouse
Has anyone ever tried making a beer with just liquid malt extracts (mixing to give different flavour/colour) (no grain or DME) and isomerised hop extract?
Would I be right in saying no boil would be needed and the everything could just go straight into the fermenter? Given isomerised hops don't need to be boiled!
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Sure. All extract beers are nothing new.Be sure that the majority of liquid extract that you use consists of base malt. That means, use pilsner or light malt extracts. I would suggest that you do perform a minimum boil though to sanitize the wort, even if the hops extract doesn't need it.
I haven't used hops extracts but there are some commercial breweries that use them. What I do know about them is that they are quite concentrated and a little goes a long way for bittering. I'm not sure how they are used for aroma/flavor additions or how well they perform for this function.