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Brewing Topics => Extract and Partial Mash Brewing => Topic started by: ChrisCapePoint on February 11, 2013, 05:39:46 PM

Title: DME vs LME
Post by: ChrisCapePoint on February 11, 2013, 05:39:46 PM
I'm doing an Alagash clone soon and was wondering if using Dry Malt Extract would produce a lighter color than Liquid.

Thanks!
Title: Re: DME vs LME
Post by: alcaponejunior on February 12, 2013, 09:23:55 PM
Color wise, I'd probably go with extra light DME and not add it all at 60.  Instead, add a little and then keep adding small amounts over the boil, till about ten minutes (add it all by then). 

Quality wise I never noticed a difference when I was doing extract. 
Title: Re: DME vs LME
Post by: KipDM on February 15, 2013, 07:23:56 PM
First, your local homebrew shop should have the SRM rating on each of it's LME and DME containers. If not, ask the guy behind the counter.

Second, I have heard (but have not confirmed) that adding extract later in the boil does not darken as much.

Either way good luck!
Title: Re: DME vs LME
Post by: ChrisCapePoint on February 16, 2013, 11:05:44 AM
Thanks for the info guys!