If you’re a regular reader you know that I recently added a second brew assistant to my brewhouse. With two sons now at home it becomes more difficult to find time to brew. I have been thinking of ways to get in brewing sessions that are short and quick to slake my thirst for brewing whenever I have time.
I have been pondering the occasional dabble in extract brewing again. I don’t plan to abandon my all-grain brewing setup as I love the process and the control. But extract brewing would be a quick way to bang out some easier beers, experiment with ingredients and just stay active in the hobby when a 6-7 hour brew session with all-grain won’t cut it.
So this post is a call to all our extract brewing readers. What styles of beers really lend themselves to extract brewing? I was thinking of putting together a simple Amber recipe to get myself started in the 2010 brewing season. I figure maybe a good dry Irish Stout and maybe a couple good English Brown ales, milds or other session style brews.
What is on your extract agenda these days?