Originally Posted by madman960
So if I understand correctly the Cascade would be .25x 7.8=1.95/ 6.9= .282 or .28 oz of Cascade per addition.
Also is DME better or LME or is it just a matter of preference?
There are a couple of differences I can think of.
DME can last for a very long time so you don't need to worry about whether or not it's fresh. It can get a little messy though because it gets very sticky when wet. So pouring it into a steaming pot can get a tricky.
LME can age more quickly so there is some worry about turnaround depending on how much product your LHBS moves. Probably not a problem, but it's something to think about. When adding LME you really need to be careful not to scorch it on the bottom of the pan where it sinks to. You need to remove it from the burner then add and stir it thoroughly. The other thing about LME is that it can drop the temp quite a bit because you are adding so much of it so it's kind of annoying.