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Old 11-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #21
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With DME, I removed from flame to stir it in. Helps a little bit.

I have vowed never to use liquid again after my last experience with it.

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #22
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I have vowed never to use liquid again after my last experience with it.[/QUOTE]

What was your last experience? I'm had nothing but good results so far. Were you using canned stuff or no?

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:20 PM   #23
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I have had a couple of them. Canned or from kits. The last one was the Rye Pale Ale kit from Northern Brewer. It just tasted old from the first pint. None of the beers I had ever made from DME tasted like that.


I just find you have so much more control of flavor profile using DME (I only use Extra Light) and build with specialty grains. It also stays fresher longer if stored properly.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #24
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Where I'm located LME is less than half price of the DME equivalent, so LME it is for me. I'm just using it now as a substitute for sugar in can kits, but hopefully in the spring I can try making an all malt brew with some specialty grains and add my own hops.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #25
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Pardon my ignorance, but what do you mean by "at flame out"? Is this something exclusive to propane cookers, or is there an equivalent to it for a stove?
Flame out = heat off
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #26
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I've been really happy with a combination of LME and DME without having to put expenditure into hops (Brewferm Pre-hopped LME Kit plus Muntuns light DME and Muntuns wheat DME made me a phenomenal beer in 1 week - could drink it straight from the fermenters drum tap :P).

There has always been something odd about Coopers LME that i've used (the same oddness in a Dark Ale, Draught/Pale Ale, and Stout), with Sugar or Brew enhancer or DME the problem persisted.

As i said though, only DME and I'd have to spend more already and spend a minimum of £5 on hops, and there wouldn't be much variety. I find it difficult to store and the risk of losing a large batch puts me off using anything but the small bags, and there are so few varieties and only one brand to choose from at my LHBS.
LME and DME for me!

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:09 PM   #27
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I've had more success with DME - I've noticed more problems with extract tang when using LME. I take it off the burner and whenever I add LME there seems to be some scorching. I'm sticking with DME for the most part, but to lower costs will use LME at end of boil.

Question: when I remove pot from boil to add LME (at 10 mins to end of boil) and am slowly stirring it in for 5 minutes, do I add 5 minutes to the boil time?

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:06 PM   #28
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I quickly stir in all LME at flame out. No dark colors or twang that way. Even my partial mash used the mashed wort for hop additions,being 50% of the fermentables. It allowed me to add the LME at flame out & still get great beer.
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I quickly stir in all LME at flame out. No dark colors or twang that way. Even my partial mash used the mashed wort for hop additions,being 50% of the fermentables. It allowed me to add the LME at flame out & still get great beer.
That's exactly how I am doing it these days. I used to add the remaining extract with 10-15 minutes left in the boil. Now I don't even bother. I add it at flamemout and let it sit for a few minutes to pasteurize before cooling.
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