Originally Posted by stormtracker
(1). My main question looking at the recipe above. Can I substitute the John Bull liquid extract with DME? It was a John Bull Light unhopped. What would I want to use for a comparable product and end up with a similiar result?
(2). Moreso will this save me cash?
2 cans - 3.5 lbs John Bull Light Unhopped. = how much by weight and type and brand of DME?
(3). Is there a serious quality difference in taste etc. between extract and all grain?
Any help and insight would be appreciated.
I hope this helps ya:
1. This link breaks down conversion of using DME versus LME:http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter3-4.html
A comparable product would be light DME. DME varies by manufacturer (for ex. Unfermentables content and color) so maybe extra light DME depending on the color of the John Bull LME, but I'm guessing light DME would be appropriate.
You should read through this website, there is tons of useful information about brewing!!
2. Depends on quantity and cost. It might save you some, but AG is the way too save. I switched to partial mash and it definitely saves cash when you buy some of your fermentables as grain.
3. I noticed a difference when I switched to partial mash. The beer tastes better to me now...
And welcome to homebrewing and HBT!