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Old 01-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Hello Friends,

Just getting a handle on this extract brewing. I've got a BLACK ROCK, WHISPERING WHEAT up for tomorrow's batch. 23liters yield.

I purchased this can of prepared extract along with a 1kg bag of Dry Malt Extract (Brewferm Wheat, 8 EBC, 55%wheat, 45% barley) and a packet of Safbrew S-33 yeast. These additional ingredients were recommended by another brewer from the website (whom I cannot contact for exact instructions).

The directions call for 1kg of brewer's sugar which i have on hand. I would like to know what the rule of thumb is for substituting the brewing sugar for the DME wheat package.

Also, is there a general effect of changing the yeast from that supplied with the Black Rock package with the Safbrew S-33?

Thanks in advance for the kind help.

darren

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Old 01-24-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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Okay, maybe we'll be doing this one on Monday. Sorry if I can't get my questions posed correctly. Maybe I'll put it another way:

Is there a standard ration of substituting DME for brewing sugar in the fermentation process (1:1 etc)?

Thanks, sorry for the newbie questions.

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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Hi Darren, from what I understand you can replace sugar with DME 1:1, it's liquid malt extract that is substituted at a different rate. With regards to the yeast, as long as you keep within the temperature ranges stated for it you should be all good. The difference will be in the flavour at the end. The yeast in the tops of the can kits is a general ale yeast, the S-33 is a specialised yeast, it'll help you to get a flavour closer to the likes of Hoegaarden etc.

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