Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > What grains are used for making LME/DME ?

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-21-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas, Texas
Posts: 139
Default What grains are used for making LME/DME ?

I tried searching the forums, but that didn't yield much.

I was just wondering which specific grains are used for making DME/LME? I am trying to narrow down flavors in my beer and for the recipes I am working on...

Is there possibly a website or listing that could explain for the various types? Are they a mix of grains? I could guess that different companies use different types and mixtures.

adamhimself is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 02:34 AM   #2
Ale's What Cures You!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yooper's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,327
Liked 4274 Times on 3113 Posts
Likes Given: 820


It depends. Each manufacturer makes their own. Generally, the "light" extracts are just two-row or pilsen malt. But the darker ones might have crystal added. I'd check the manufacturer's website if you really needed to know.

I would probably just always buy the lightest extract, and use steeping grains to get the correct color and flavor, that way you know for sure what the ingredients are.

Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
Captain Damage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts
Posts: 1,231
Liked 81 Times on 69 Posts
Likes Given: 5


Some manufacturers tell you, some don't. Briess lists the ingredients on their extracts, but not the percentages. Munton's IIRC does not list it at all. You have to check their websites. You hear/read unverifiable rumors from questionable sources from time to time, the bottom line is don't assume any specific makeup unless you get it from the manufacturer.


Stop using so much caramel malt. Your beer will thank you.
(yes, Carapils is a caramel is Special B)


pujwI HIq Mild Ale
KPA Khitomer Pale Ale

Captain Damage is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my dog ate some grains mummasan General Beer Discussion 15 01-16-2010 02:09 PM
Grains norn_irn All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 07-03-2009 11:23 PM
Grains boydak Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 04-28-2009 03:30 PM
Getting the most out of the grains. MightyTaco General Techniques 6 07-10-2006 11:31 PM
Grains joutlaw Recipes/Ingredients 5 12-26-2005 06:59 PM