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Old 12-07-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Has anyone attempted this? I'm asking cause I just made one last night and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I usually do all-grain BIAB but I was pressed for time and just needed to pump out a brew in time for New Year's Eve. I'll be interested to see how many others have tried this and if you had any luck.

My recipe:
6.6lbs Briess Golden Light LME
1 lb Briess Munich LME
First Wort - 1oz Amarillo 8.4% (added after I brought the water to a boil, removed from heat, added all LME, then added first wort hops, brought back to boil)
20min - 1oz Centennial 8.7%
15min - 1oz Centennial 8.7%
2min - 1oz Centennial 8.7%
Flame Out - 1oz Centennial 8.7%

Also dropped in a Whirlfloc at 15min & Servomyces capsule at 10min.

WLP007 in a 1L starter.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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If the extract is fresh, the beer should be decent. You might notice a lack of malt aroma, though. Some of the volatile aromatics of malt are lost when the extract is condensed. Only extract beers are sometimes described as tasting somewhat like alcoholic iced tea. For almost all stovetop extract brews (or full-wort-boil extract brews, for that matter), making a small partial mash will do wonders for the beer.

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Old 12-07-2013, 11:38 PM   #3
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I made an all extract APA in the summer and it turned out fantastic. I had many compliments. I am going to add some grains to it next time; but it was very good as is.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #4
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I've brewed many an extract-only beer in my day. As already noted, the key here is fresh extract. I would suggest brewing either a yeast-dominate beer, like a hefe or a Belgium-style, or a hop-forward beer, such as an IPA. You can make some darn fine beers that way.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:33 AM   #5
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You can make outstanding all LME extract brews.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:21 AM   #6
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Ive been doing only LME extract beers for all of my brewing time... that being said its only since July. Works well, I ferment 2 weeks, bottle carb for 3, 2 weeks just isnt quite enough. Before drink ready. Getting more patient, letting the bottles condition longer for head retention

 
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:47 AM   #7
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I'll be kegging this one so hopefully it will be decent enough by then.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:55 AM   #8
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Assuming the extract is fresh, the only drawback with it is that it might finish higher than an equivalent all-grain brew. I usually add a pound of sugar to help dry it out; usually brings it down a couple of points.

 
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:12 AM   #9
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Good to know for next time I try this. Switched out the blowoff tube yesterday. Will hopefully throw it in the keg this weekend.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:56 PM   #10
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In case anyone was wondering, the beer turned out drinkable. It was a little sweet for my taste. It got stuck at 1.022. My friends liked it and drank it all that night, so I say it was a success, though I'm not sure I want to repeat this one. At least I know I can get something decent enough for friends without very much effort.
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