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Old 04-10-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
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Im a bonehead and I went to the LHBS trying to memorize my recipe for an oatmeal stout. Turns out I remembered everything except for the fact that I got LME instead of DME. Does this make a difference?

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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Not really, you will need to adjust the amount however. You will need a little more LME to = what the DME would give you as far as OG is concerned. I forget the conversion, Im sure someone will chime in with it.

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:45 AM   #3
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Not really, but it's not a 1 for 1 substitution. I think 1 pound LME = .75 pound DME. So, you may be a little light on extract if you got the same # of pounds in the LME. If you post the recipe, we can run it through some software and check and see how the OG would change.

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Old 04-10-2009, 02:17 AM   #4
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3.3 lbs. pale malt extract (DME) in boil
3.3 lbs. pale malt extract (DME) at knockout
.5 lbs crystal malt 120L
.5 lbs roasted barley

BG for 3 gallons 1.048
OG for 5 gallons 1.054

1 oz. nugget hops
1 oz. willamette hops

Total IBUs 45

The original recipe calls for oatmeal extract which my LHBS didnt have so I bought .5lbs of oats and 6.6lbs of dark LME.

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I am showing an OG of 1.059 with 6.6lbs of DME

I am showing an OG of 1.046 with 6.6lbs of LME

You could probably use another .5 lbs of oats for the beer, but it wont be a real issue.

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