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Old 04-22-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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I got to be doing something wrong when weighing out the DME. This stuff makes a huge mess and sticks to everything. I weigh it out in a coffee filter which it sticks to like glue. The I use a paper funnel to get the DME in the flask. Which it also sticks to. I figure I lose about 5 grams just to it sticking to everything on its way in to the flask.

I assume it is due to the humidity, but there has to be another way. How do you do it without out making a sticky mess?

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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DME absorbs moisture very well.

Weigh your DME into a margarine tub or glass, something that you can dip into the wort. Swirl the liquid and pour into the pot or flask and repeat until clean. If you need a funnel use a plastic one.

Forget the paper.

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Old 04-22-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Try stirring the dme into a saucepan before you boil. Once the boil is over then just funnel it into your flask. Much easier that way.

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You can put the flask on your scale, zero it out (tare button) and add DME until it reads correct amount.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
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These are all great ideas that I cant believe I didn't think of. I use a triple beam so there is no tare but I think I can handle the math. Thanks everyone.

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