Originally Posted by victorzamora
What do you mean by temperature control? I mean, I know the basic idea...but what would you recommend as minimum equipment to try and get as close to a Westy12 with an extract? If it requires someone that's obsessive, I'm the man for the job!
Haha, I know I must sound like an idiot. Westy12 is my first attempt to brew. I also want full Westy12 taste with no equipment AND from an extract. This isn't my first hobby, and I know I've been annoyed by people that sound like what I'm getting at.
I did an extract version of this. I still ended up with a pretty massive grain bag, but it still fit in my 5 gallon pot. I sparged it in a smaller pot at the end. The final product was the best beer I've ever brewed. I'm sure the all-grain is far superior, but I'm really loving the finished product.
Everything is pretty much the same as the New World recipe, except this substitute:
11 lbs Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 71.4 %
13.50 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 74.71 %
...and I used 2 packs of the liquid yeast, because I'm lazy. It peaked at about 10 weeks.