Originally Posted by timmystank
Any ideas for a simple extract recipe that does not require secondary fermenting? Prefer a light non-hoppy brew.
I have a batch of Coopers done that way which tastes quite good.
Munton's blonde is not too hoppie
The hydrometer I have is marked is in sg and Pluto or Balling.
My basement is at 16C so fermentation is slowed down a bit, which makes this much easier to get the right point.
I check the brew and when it is a 5 Pluto I bottle it without priming sugar. The fermentation continues in the bottle.
If you bottle it too late you may not have as much CO2, if you bottle it too soon, well the neighbours may complain about strange noise in the night. It may explode.