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Old 01-05-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default dry ME vs. liquid ME for priming

Everything i am reading suggests using priming sugar or dry malt extract. Is there a problem with using liquid malt extract? I know that dry malt extract is a little higher concentration (i think) so if that is accounted for can liquid be used? If so anyone have a general amount of liquid to be used for a 5 gallon batch? Thanks.

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Old 01-05-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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I would think that trying to get the liquid syrup to mix into the cool beer would be a problem. In general, though, the difference between liquid and dry is ~20%.

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I think the weight for DME is 1.25 cups so you would need to determine 20% more and add this to some water, heat it up and bottle as usual. It will take longer for extract to carb though so keeep that in mind.

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