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Old 12-31-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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The recipe says to boil 1.25 cup of M&F Wheat Dry Malt Extract to carbonate it but i thought you used some sugar to do that? what do i do?

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what recipe? what are you making?

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The recipe says to boil 1.25 cup of M&F Wheat Dry Malt Extract to carbonate it but i thought you used some sugar to do that? what do i do?
You can certainly use the DME to prime. It can leave a nice dense creamy head but also takes longer to carbonate as they are more complex sugars.

Corn sugar or dextrose is a little more common and carbonates just fine as well and IME takes less time
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This is the recipe.............recipe coming. it messed up

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This the recipe

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If you have the extract, just use that. Most here use corn sugar, but the extract will add a different mouth feel. I'd use what the directions say.

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what them other folks said: use the extract.

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