Author Topic: DME vs LME  (Read 4967 times)

Offline ChrisCapePoint

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DME vs LME
« 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!

Offline alcaponejunior

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Re: DME vs LME
« Reply #1 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. 

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Re: DME vs LME
« Reply #2 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!
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Offline ChrisCapePoint

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Re: DME vs LME
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 11:05:44 AM »
Thanks for the info guys!