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atarlecky

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Adding yields for extract
« on: May 21, 2008, 11:21:20 AM »
Hello,

I am trying to add a new extract to my "Grains and Extracts" section. Specifically the following one:

http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Assets/PDFs/Briess_PIS_CBW_Pilsen_Light_DME.pdf

My question is this... based on the information from Briess how do I determine the yield and "Dry Yield Fine Grain" fields in the "New Grain or Extract" dialog?

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: Adding yields for extract
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 10:31:45 PM »
Hi,
  The dry yield applies to grains that are mashed.  For DME, use a potential of 1.044, since they are nearly pure extracts.

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Re: Adding yields for extract
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 10:14:14 AM »
Brad,

Thanks for the quick response. Is 1.044 a "magic number" of some kind? I am confused why I wouldn't put 1.033 or 1.065 or whatever number. Is that number calculated or displayed somewhere on a form from the manufacturer?

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Re: Adding yields for extract
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 11:13:08 PM »
Hi,
  1.044 is typical for dry extract.  1.046 would basically be 100% fermentable sugar, and dry extract is very close to that in terms of yield for OG.

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