Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Is DME-only brewing a good idea?
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-22-2014, 03:01 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 50
Likes Given: 1


Thanks for the many clarifications, everyone. It has been enlightening.

Ironically, because i'm in South Africa the only LME I can get which is produced locally (importing from overseas is horridly expensive here) is light LME. So the wider variety in colors and quality is a moot point for me, because I can't get any here.
getting any other LME than the light
So DME it is. Onward!

// FvW

frankvw is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2014, 03:21 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Solway, MN
Posts: 6,776
Liked 772 Times on 646 Posts
Likes Given: 262


You might want to look at recipes that take light LME plus steeping grains anyway because you get to control what goes into your beer that way. Dark malt extracts will have had that done with someone else's choice of grains.

RM-MN is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2014, 03:34 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bedford, Virginia
Posts: 108
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 27


I prefer DME over LME. I had it beaten into me that your paying for alot of water with LME.

hokieguy95 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2014, 03:42 PM   #14
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Steelers77's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Janesville, WI
Posts: 2,028
Liked 61 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 11


DME, is great to use and very convenient. I do partial mashes with DME and its also nice to have some around if you are doing all grain and you miss your target OG.

Pearl Malt is back in stock!

Get your hops, 85 varieties starting at $.75/oz!

Accuflex Bev Seal Ultra in stock now!




Twitter: https://twitter.com/Farmhousebrew
Steelers77 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2014, 08:09 PM   #15
Locomotive Breath
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
shelly_belly's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Rabbittown, Bama
Posts: 1,479
Liked 120 Times on 95 Posts
Likes Given: 19


I now make 1 gallon lager batches with only DME, hops and yeast as a way to grow yeast for 5 gallon batches. I was pleasantly surprised at how good these beers taste.

shelly_belly is online now
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it a good idea to use several, immersion heaters for home brewing? Elysium General Beer Discussion 5 05-07-2013 02:31 PM
thinking about brewing my first sour...good/bad idea? brentx3 Lambic & Wild Brewing 4 12-28-2012 02:46 AM
extra corn sugar - good idea, bad idea, new ideas? Eco Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 09-21-2011 01:07 PM
So tasting a style before brewing might be a good idea callmebruce Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 04-26-2011 04:33 PM
Full boils and Late Additions? Good idea/Bad idea? duffman2 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 12-02-2009 09:29 PM