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Postby kjfst11 » Sun Sep 15, 2002 7:47 pm

Ok, I'm looking for a little help here...I made this recipe last year, and have since stepped up to all-grain brewing. However, I never gave alot of thought to converting my old extract recipes to all grain. So basically, what I'm asking for here is, what type/types of malt should I substitute for the DME in this recipe to come up with a fairly similar profile? Also, if there's a simple rule-of-thumb for converting DME of liquid ME, I'd love to hear it. I really enjoyed this brew, and would like to take it a step further:

5 lbs light DME
1/2 lb 40L crystal malt
1/8 lb black patent malt
2 oz Cascade hops (60 min)
1/2 oz Fuggles (2 min)
1 lb honey
1/2 oz grated ginger root
1 tsp fresh cinnamon
1 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 oz sweet orange peel
1/2 tsp irish moss
white labs california ale liquid yeast

Thanks in advance for any help you all can provide!
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DME to grain

Postby jayhawk » Sun Sep 15, 2002 10:17 pm

There is a formula for converting DME and LME to grain. I don't have it on hand. As for what malt to use, my HBS, which has great recipes, switches ME (light or pale) straight across for Gambrinus 2-row pale malt.
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try this

Postby Gravity Thrills » Mon Sep 16, 2002 6:53 am

DME to liquid extract syrup is easy
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I'll just run this up the flagpole

Postby Monkey Man » Mon Sep 16, 2002 5:38 pm

The convention is 3lbs grain to 2 lbs DME, but I have a thought. How about trying a little test. Take one pound of the DME you've been using for the recipe. Add one gallon of water and boil it for an hour- basically make a small batch. That should give you the gravity per pound DME per gallon of water(maybe less due to boiloff). Then use your mash efficiency- assuming you know it to calculate how much grain you need. Of course that implies you know how much yeild you should get from your grains. So maybe conducting a mini-mash to establish your baseline would be a good idea. Then use that to figure out how much.
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Postby kjfst11 » Tue Sep 17, 2002 9:18 pm

Awesome everybody, thanks so much for the advice. I had sorta figured 2-row pale would be the way to go, but I thought it better to ask around. Check back with me in about 5 weeks and I'll let you know how everything turned out! ;)
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