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Old 01-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #21
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I would use 10 or 11 lbs of DME for each 5 gallon batch.
That's well above an average beer gravity. As I said, I do partial mashes, so I usually use about 3 lbs in a go. Even so, a beer with 10 or 11 lbs would exceed gravity of the heaviest beer I've ever made (and that used mostly LME because I wanted Munich).

So if anything, I think this thread has demonstrated that you have to run your own comparisons, because the results depend on your assumptions.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:21 AM   #22
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That's well above an average beer gravity. As I said, I do partial mashes, so I usually use about 3 lbs in a go. Even so, a beer with 10 or 11 lbs would exceed gravity of the heaviest beer I've ever made (and that used mostly LME because I wanted Munich).

So if anything, I think this thread has demonstrated that you have to run your own comparisons, because the results depend on your assumptions.
My bad, my brain was stuck in base malt mode. Math and homebrew don't mix sometimes. I was using more like 6 or 7 lbs per batch. Still less than 10 batches worth of extract. Anyway, I'm tired of beating this dead horse.
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