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Old 02-14-2008, 09:37 PM   #11
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You use 80% DME compared to LME so it's a little more expensive but I think it makes a better brew. I'm definitely getting me a big whisk for my next batch. Last time I used LME, I was dipping the container in the wort to get all the sweet goodness out of it. I had a glove on to take my kettle off the heat. When I got a little too close, glove soaked up a little wort, glove not that easy to get off fast. I said "Darn that's hot!"
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:10 PM   #12
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Question for the whisk-users: Aren't you concerned about hot-side aeration? How do you avoid whipping air into the wort?

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:00 AM   #13
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Mix the dme while your brewing liquor is still cool, it wont clump.

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:15 AM   #14
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I'm not concerned with HSA at all and stir the heck out of it. I still won't care when I use the whisk, either. I wouldn't necessarily whip it with an automatic beater for an hour, though.

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I'm new to this, though, so take what I say with a grain of salt I based my opinions about HSA on facts and a taste test podcast from another thread here at HBT.

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Old 02-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #15
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Here's a story problem for you mathheads..

ATTC has a recipe that calls for 5 lb of DME. All he has at home is 5lb of LME and 1lb of DME. How much of the DME will he need to add in addition to the 5lb LME to make the equivalent of 5lbs DME.

Thanks...and help would be appreciated

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:34 PM   #16
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Factor of 0.8

5lbs lme= 4 lbs dme so throw in everything you've got.

(coincidence or trick question? )

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:43 PM   #17
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Question for the whisk-users: Aren't you concerned about hot-side aeration? How do you avoid whipping air into the wort?

Cheers,

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Normally when you're adding DME you're still in the process of boiling. Any oxygen in the wort is expelled while boiling.
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:47 PM   #18
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=21168

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Old 02-15-2008, 04:47 PM   #19
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I premix the DME with H2O in a mixing bowl and add to the boil that way. As has been said repeatedly by the more experienced among us, adding the DME late in the boil (<15min) gives a much lighter color profile to the finished brew too.

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Old 02-16-2008, 07:46 PM   #20
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Normally when you're adding DME you're still in the process of boiling. Any oxygen in the wort is expelled while boiling.
This sounds right. If you're doing a very, very late malt addition, you might want to be careful. But with 20 minutes or more, probably not to worry.
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