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brockettbrews 01-06-2013 10:46 AM

If I add dme to my beer do i need to boil it?? i see on you tube guys just adding hot water and mixing everything together adding yeast and they are done.

dbsmith 01-06-2013 10:56 AM

Personally, I boil it for at least a few minutes. I feel a bit safer from contamination/infection when things are boiled. Are you talking about for a starter or for beer? If it is for a starter, the nice thing about boiling it within the container (such as a flask) is that you can sanitize both the liquid and the container at the same time and just put some foil on top (no star-san needed!).

jethro55 01-06-2013 11:42 AM

Assuming you are adding it to an already hopped partial boil - adding it right at the end of the boil is fine. Mix it well and let it sit for 10 minutes to sanitize - like dbsmith says better to be on the safe side.

Boiling it is fine, too....mix well and careful not to scorch.

brockettbrews 01-06-2013 12:22 PM


Chattan 01-06-2013 12:38 PM

I always try to err on the safe side. Boil for 20 min.

unionrdr 01-06-2013 01:57 PM

Pasteurization happens about 162F,so need to boil the DME or LME. I add mt late extract additions at flame out while the wort is still at boil temps. Then cover & steep 15 minutes before chilling. Works just fine with no infections,since the wort temp is still 180F+.

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