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Old 02-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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My recipe calls for 0.5lbs of wheat LME, if I use DME wheat extract instead do I still use 0.5lbs? Also how will switching to DME effect the taste of my beer?

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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The conversion is 1 lb LME = 0.8 lb DME. I've never used much DME so don't know for sure, but I don't think there will be any noticeable difference with just a half pound. The few times I've used DME, I really couldn't tell the difference, but some folks think the DME tastes cleaner.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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I figured it wouldn't be that different especially in such a small amount. Thanks for the response.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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conversion
DME = .84 *LME
http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/qu...uid-malt-extra

Exact points per pound per gallon really depends on the manufacturer. Breiss lists their values, I do not know if the other manufacturers list theirs.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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Sorry - you are right - the 0.8 factor is just a typical conversion. It varies. This BYO article covers this, among other things: http://byo.com/recipe-calculations/i...grain-and-back

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