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Old 08-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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i had an idea and wanted to get some feedback, insteak of mixing DME in the boil pot i wanted to know what you all though of mixing it in a protein shaker with water first then adding it to the boil pot, do you think this will reduce the clumping and make mixing it easier?

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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Too much of a hassle and more to clean up. No reason to. It's not that big of a deal to add it to your kettle.

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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I agree with bobbrews. Is it that much of a hassle to add it to the boil? Why make another step that may affect the outcome?

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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yea i was thinking its just another step, but also though it might help mixing more thoughoughly, thanks for the feedback

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #5
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It clumps when you add it, but if you use a whisk, it breaks up easily. I would just half in the beginning, when it comes to a boil, and the other half at flame out. It shouldn't be too much trouble.

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Just add it... it will desolve... less potential for a mess....

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well that settles that, i normally use LME but im doing a few 2 gallon small batches and am thinking DME is the way to go since i will be scaling down 5 gallon recipes.

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Old 08-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #8
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+1 on the whisk. I tried stirring it in at first. After finding out about the whisk, it's 100 times easier. Sometimes I can talk the wife into whisking while I pour

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+1 on the whisk as well. I've used a whisk to disolve DME in the last couple of my batches. It breaks the clumps right up, no issues.

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:46 PM   #10
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Only use DME for my starters but like to disolve it cold. Used it in my first batch and it clumped alot and the steam from the boil made the DME stick to the bag. Whisk does help alot thought.


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