Originally Posted by unionrdr
I do partial boils/late additions with my all extract exploits,& since I used 3lbs of plain extra light DME in place of the 1kg of brewing sugar,head retention/quality has gone way up. ABV% went down a little,as did OG. But the head is thick & velvety. I did do 1 15min hop addition,& dry hopped for 1 week as well. Check out my gallery for the one in my avatar.
I dont mind a lower abv, since I dont drink to get wasted...i drink because I like beer. I know it is not always embraced by all on hbt, but I prefer extract brewing for now, and I prefer lighter beers....partly because I like them, partly for the challenge. It is clearly harder to make a lighter beer that looks and finishes clean and clear than it is to make an irish stout (not that I mind a god irish stout
Can you elaborate on where you use the 3lbs of el-dme?
I definitely have a good amount of carb, although I couldnt tell you anything about my carb volume...when I buy my ingredients, I just pick up a baggy of priming sugar as well. I believe it is about 1/4 cup, just havent measured it. If anything, with this beer I may have ended up just a hair overcarbed.
I used safale us05, and rehydrated it....swirled it into my freshly aerated wort, drank 4 homebrews, and went to bed.