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Old 07-23-2005, 03:46 AM   #21
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You're scaring me! I'm planning on going all DME for my next.

Liquid Malt is just as bad. That crap gets EVERYWHERE and it doesn't clean up. When I poured my last batch from pot to primary, I spilled some on the floor. Luckily we were getting new flooring the next week. I washed the floor three times and I was still sticking to the floor each time I walked through the kitchen. I'm almost convinced it's worth the contamination risk to rack in the garage.

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Old 07-23-2005, 05:57 AM   #22
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You're scaring me! I'm planning on going all DME for my next...
When I was doing extracts (what, maybe up until a month ago!) I liked DME better than LME, depending on the recipe. And I like domestic LMEs - Breiss, Northwestern - better than some of the imports. Maybe it has something to do with freshness, I'm not sure. My HBS seems to rotate their John Bull stock quiclky, and I'd had good results with it.

I just think DME makes for a 'cleaner' extract beer, if that makes any sense. I have no scientific proof to back that up, however.

Hey, BTW, I went to Brew & Grow in Schaumburg after work tonight. Nice place! And the owner (I think he was the owner) gave out free samples of homebrew. I had three different styles and they were all very good. I loved his mild 'old' ale!
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Old 07-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #23
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Hey, BTW, I went to Brew & Grow in Schaumburg after work tonight. Nice place! And the owner (I think he was the owner) gave out free samples of homebrew. I had three different styles and they were all very good. I loved his mild 'old' ale!
Awesome! Next time you're feeling adventurous, go have lunnch at The Assembly in Hoffman. They make a damn good homebrew and burgers that rival anything I've had anywhere.

B&G is a good place. A bit high on price, but good selection and knowledgeable folk working there. There's some interesting characters who go there for the Grow section. Probably not too many of them growing tomatoes in their basement which require the High Pressure Sodium lights they're buying.
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Old 07-23-2005, 03:02 PM   #24
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B&G is a good place. A bit high on price, but good selection and knowledgeable folk working there. There's some interesting characters who go there for the Grow section. Probably not too many of them growing tomatoes in their basement which require the High Pressure Sodium lights they're buying.
Are their guys in black SUV's sitting outside writing down the license plate numbers of everyone who goes into that place?
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DME is horrible stuff to work with. I have problems with it forming a "beard" on the bag while I'm pouring it. The steam hits it and it takes on a life of it's own, but that's the beauty of it. Without it , I'd have to be brewing A.G. by now. That's scary.
very new to brewing yet (stuff is still in the mail). I ran a search but it camp up empty. What is DME??
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very new to brewing yet (stuff is still in the mail). I ran a search but it camp up empty. What is DME??
Dry Malt Extract. Also referred to as "Spray" Malt every now and then.
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I'm still in the extract brewing mode, having just bottled my first brew (a big chewy porter), and transferred my "wheat" to the secondary this weekend.

I used LME on the porter, and found that if I put it into some water, still sealed up, at about 150 degrees or so as I was steeping specialty grains, that it came out pretty well when time to boil.

The second batch was DME, a light Breiss (sp?), and I got the "bag beard" too, but just dipped it into the boil and let it melt off after the bag was empty.

Having fun brewing, found this set of boards in some Google searches, trying to find more Grolsch style bottles. You guys seem to have a good handle on the craft, and I'm always looking for new stuff!

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