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Old 10-24-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Calculating % of Grains in an Extract

Hey everyone,
I was just wondering how everyone calculates the % of specialty grains used when extract brewing.

In case I’m not clear what I mean is this.

In my last recipe I used Carafara III and it was recommend at no more then 15% of the total grain bill. Now since I’m using extract for the majority of my “grains” how do you calculate that 15%? I have to pick up beersmith or another program but I did some funky math with Recipator online and came out with 1lb as 15% and scaled it down to 8oz for the recipe.

Is there a way to do it easier?



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Old 10-24-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...

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Old 10-24-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
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And what does that equel for DME?

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Sorry, LME. Bad fingerds.

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Damn, I need to read better. It had both.

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Old 10-24-2007, 06:28 PM   #6
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Quote:
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1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...

i was also wondering this same thing....but i was weary on asking....good to know, thanks!
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:59 PM   #7
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1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...
Thanks for the help but I found what I was looking for elsewhere. It wasn't the forumla that I needed so much as an explination of the methodogy.

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