Just becouse you don't brew All-Grain, doesn't mean that you can't make good beer. I enjoy both brewing styles. Extract is great if you don't have a lot of time or energy.
This is the beer that EVERYONE will like. Almost BMC'ish. This is the one that everyone says"you made this"?
DO NOT ADD ALL OF LME TO BOIL.
(ingredients).5lb carafoam, 6.75lbs Xtra light LME, 1.2oz hersbrucker 5.2%A, 1.6oz Saaz 3%A, tspn irish moss
add 1/2 LME to .5 gal H2O, bring to boil, boil only for 5 min, set aside( this will mean better hop utilization and lighter color. IMHO
3gal H2O( Do not use city water)
.5 lb carafoam steep 30min at 150-155
Add 1/2 LME and bring to boil
1.2oz Hersbrucker @ 60 min
0.6oz Saaz @ 15 min
1oz Saaz @ flameout
top off with cold clean H2O(preboiled and chilled is recomended, but I go straight from the hose)
cool to ferment temp, pitch, seal, ferment between 45-50.
on the 17th day turn fridge down about 10 deg. (Cold crash)
keg at 10 psi, leave for two weeks, enjoy
Hey, you just made a great beer and it didn't take all freaking day
I have moved from late edition extract brewing to this style becouse of the hops at flameout, with too much sugar in the pot, you don't get the wonderful Saaz aroma in the end.