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Old 09-30-2011, 05:21 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Toy4Rick View Post
Here in North San Diego, the price is not that different.

LME is $3.00 / lb if I buy in bulk, my Hef calls for 7lbs or $21.00
DME is $15.00 / 3lbs and the same recipe calls for 5.8 lbs so that is less than $30.00, although I used all 6 lbs.

The difference in color is not worth the price, the difference in taste is well worth the price, IMO

Sheesh, wow!! I pay $1.75/lb for LME and 3.90/lb for DME. It's about twice as much for me to brew with DME (~12 for LME and ~22 for DME, assuming 7 lbs of LME needed and 5.6 lb for the DME).
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