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Old 11-02-2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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Is there a way to re calculate an AG recipe to make it extract? I see a lot of cool recipes but I dont have the means to do AG batches just yet. Just wondering if there were an easy way to convert the recipes over.

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Old 11-02-2008, 12:19 AM   #2
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Whatever the base grain is, multiply by 0.75, and use that weight in extract. Steep/mash the specialty grains though.

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thats easy enough.. thx

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This guide helped me alot in learning how to convert AG recipes to extract/partial mash. I usually convert all but 2 lbs of base malt to extract, and mash the specialty grains and adjuncts along with the 2 lbs of base malt to ensure good conversion.

The .75 conversion factor is for liquid malt extract, if you want to use dry extract you want to use .60. For instance if you want to convert 8.0 lbs of base malt (2 row, maris otter, etc):

8.0 X .75 = 6 lbs LME
8.0 X .60 = 4.8 lbs DME

I went straight from kits to partial mashing so I don't know how to convert them to steeping/extract.
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Awesome, thx. That helps a ton. I want to get a little more creative but dont have the ability to AG brew right now.

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1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...

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