Dry or liquid extract

Brewing processes and methods. How to brew using extract, partial or all-grain. Tips and tricks.

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budstevens
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Dry or liquid extract

Post by budstevens » Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:20 pm

I make most of my beer in a partial mash. I generally make my own recipe from with beer tools and beer smith. When I look up a recipe it often times has DME as the main extract. I would like to use LME because it is cheaper. What is the conversion rate?

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LME is NOT Cheaper!!!

Post by Mesa Maltworks » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:45 am

When you are purchasing liquid malt extract, you are paying for water! For the money you get more extract per pound with DME than LME.

Besides... using XL DME results in a better tasting beer (no process flavors) and you can produce lighter beers with the correct color value. So it not only is a price issue, it is a quality one as well.

Eric

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