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Adding yields for extract

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atarlecky

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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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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Brad
 
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atarlecky

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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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.

Brad
 
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