I'm and extract brewer and I've never had an issue with a "twang" or off flavor. I do a full wort boil and I've always done a combination of LME and DME in my brews. My LHBS sells LME in 6lb containers and most recipes call for more than that so I adjust to use DME for the rest. Usually it comes out to 6lbs lme and 1-2 lbs dme. I have an 8 gallon kettle and steep my grains, bring to a boil, add all the lme then I add the DME at 20 minutes. My homebrew club has a few bjcp judges and only one of my beers they could tell was an extract brew and that was a blonde ale.
Seems like I'm the exception rather than the rule, judging from everyone's posts. I bought my equipment know I'd be going all grain in about a year so I do full boils, have a wort chiller, and I'm super anal about fermentation temps.
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