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Old 07-03-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default Who's right? Charlie Papazian or tastybrew.com

Or rather, why is there such a big discrepancy:

In CP's book, page 166, he says 5 lb of light malt extract/ 5 gallon would give a final gravity of 1.035 to 1.039, resulting in 3 to 3.5% ABV.

CP does not say if this is dry or liquid ME, but later on he says 1 lb of liquid ME/gallon should give an OG of 1.033 to 1.038 and dry ME gives 1.038 to 1.042

Tastybrew.com calculator says liquid ME would give 1.026 (2.5% ABV).

That is a big difference. What do you think?

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Old 07-03-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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I think they're both a little under, but Papa Charlie is closer.

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Old 07-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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This is me theorizing, but maybe there's a discrepancy based on what brand of malt you're using. Each company must be using a slightly different technique and a different source of malt....so I can see why there wouldn't be just one solid number. It's more an average.

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Old 07-03-2009, 06:53 PM   #4
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In my experience with Briess DME, the tastybrew calculators have been right on the money.

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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Do any LMEs give only 1.026 per pound per gallon? That sounds really low.

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Briess website has their "white papers" available on their LME and DME.

According to Briess their LME has .034 p/lb/g and their DME has .042 p/lb/g.

I've tried to find Munton's technical info on their extract products without success, I would assume it is similar if not the same as Briess.

Briess and Munton's are the 2 largest suppliers of extracts, so maybe there is another company out there with a lower point/p/lb/g, but I only use Briess or Muntons.

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1.034 it is then.
Thanks for the info Schnitzengiggle
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