Well the Gauntlet has been thrown... I am now to make a simple Liquid Malt Extract Brew to see if, for once and for all, LME is responsible for the Home Brew Twang. Indeed, there is an offer at Holland & Barrett and I have this afternoon purchased a couple of jars. 2 x 650g jars £4.99 each Discounted... £7.48! From the photo you'll see the ingredients... 1 x 650g jar of Potters Liquid Malt Extract - (I assume this equals to 1kg of Crushed malt.) Will use 15g + 20g East Kent Goldings Hops. 15g at start of boil and 20g at end. 4 Litres of Buxton Spring Water. 5g Wilko Gervin English Ale yeast. All ingredients are fresh. LME Best before date Sept 2021. Hops best before Aug 2020. Yeast Oct 2020. Let's get started!