The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > DME added to Mr Beer suggestions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-19-2010, 11:09 PM   #1
KFBass
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hamilton, ON
Posts: 132
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default DME added to Mr Beer suggestions

Hey all

I'm looking to add some DME to my remaining Mr Beer extracts instead of using that booster they supply you with. As Mr. Beer products are still hard to find in Ontario, as well as unable to ship to Canada from their site, I'm looking for some 3rd party DME's or general Extracts to add to my remaining can of Canadian Draught, and Wheat beer.

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

__________________
KFBass is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-19-2010, 11:19 PM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,801
Liked 2708 Times on 1627 Posts
Likes Given: 3483

Default

Get extralight Dme, at least for the canadian Draught. If you don't want to search for wheat dme, adding extralight to the wheat would work well also.

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 03:03 AM   #3
KFBass
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hamilton, ON
Posts: 132
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

how about amounts? I know this can be a bit up to my personal tastes, but to make something balanced? Like half of a 3lb bag, so 1.5lbs?

Thanks for the input

__________________
KFBass is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 03:37 AM   #4
Grimster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 506
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Get qbrew and put in the kit and how much dme you want to use and see where the projected starting/final gravity is at and if you think that'll be where you want it.

For the first Mr Beer kit I did the WCPA and used 2 lbs of straight corn sugar (I used the booster in some wine) ended up with a 1.060 at 78F gravity and it should end up in the 6% ABV range. My next Mr Beer will be the Bock kit and I'll probably add a pack of GOOD yeast to what came with it and enough amber dme to shoot for a SG of the 1.07 range for a really kicking final product.

Probably will use the Mr Beer for tests and "off the wall" ideas after this since I already went and got like 3 6.5G fermenters and stuff so I can brew full batches, hoping to work my way slowly to AG over the spring/summer.

__________________
Grimster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 04:05 AM   #5
rca
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sugar Land
Posts: 109
Default

Most of the guys on the Mr. Beer forum or mrbeerfans dot com use 1lb of DME to replace the package of booster or a can of HME or UME. You can find some pretty good recipes on both those forums that don't use anything more than DME and steeping grains, which is pretty much extract brewing on a small level. Check them out, you'll see.

Ron

__________________
rca is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Added Hopps too early? Will beer be okay? ColoradoQuinn Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 04-06-2010 04:05 PM
Added 2 lbs Honey, now beer is too thin? BJBrewer Recipes/Ingredients 15 02-02-2009 06:39 PM
Boiled cider added to beer Jumbo82 Recipes/Ingredients 13 10-23-2008 10:58 PM
Herbs that can be added to Beer? BrewFrick Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 42 03-03-2007 04:11 PM
Stopping added ezymes added during fermentation Denny's Evil Concoctions All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 11-26-2005 01:15 PM