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Old 10-03-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Conversion for Extract to Grain???

I know I've read it somewhere, but can't seem to find it. What is the formula for converting Extract recipes to All Grain? What about hops considerations? Thanks!

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its roughly 1lb of extract = 1.25lbs of 2-row...there's a slight variation between dry extract and liquid extract though. Google has some calculators and formulae.

as for hops, extract vs grain has no bearing...its the size of your boil. small/partial boils get worse hop utilization. Full boils get 'normal' utilization.

I find tools like promash or www.beertools.com recipe generators will help you get final IBU levels from a given boil volume and hop quantity. However a lot of times the recipe for the extract version will help...if the recipe calls for a small boil, you can assume you'll need to reduce hops a little to avoid an overly bitter beer when doing a full volume boil.

make sense?

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Old 10-03-2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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Makes a lot of sense. I thought that the conversion was something in the neighborhood of 1=1.33 So I was close. The hops thing does make a lot of sense because with a full boil you are going to get full milage out of your bittering hops. Thanks! - Robar

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DME might be 1.3 lbs of grain and LME is 1.25 due to the moisture weight of the LME.

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1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...

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1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...
I was waiting for that. You should put it in your sig.
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1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...
so 1lb LME = 1.25lbs Grain?
and 1lb DME = 1.333333333~lbs Grain?

(i suck at math guys)
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No, .75 LME equals 1 lb of grain...

Beerific...I have my sig culled really close to the 500 characters already...not enough room...OK, OK, if I finished off some stuff I would...

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Again, I was close, thanks for the responce guys. After the three books my wife bought for me I have a bunch of recipes. Many of these are extract recipes that I will need to convert if I want to do them. We all know I will never make even 5% of these, but the thought was what counted for more then she will ever know.

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Try this link:

http://www.allaboutbeer.com/homebrew/extract.html

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