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Old 07-15-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the conversion factor from DME to LME? I’m guessing there has to be a difference pound for pound. The difference from dry to liquid has to change it's OG.

Let me clarify a little. Referring to a recipe that calls for DME and I would like to use LME.

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Old 07-15-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Click here...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/DME
http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter3-4.html

You would have more success posting this in the Extract Brewing Forum. I'm sure the Mods will move it for ya...

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Why do you want to use LME instead of DME?

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Maybe because dme is a pain to add to boiling water? Maybe because he needs a certain style, eg here I can get only light and dark in dry, but I can get amber and extra light in liquid.
BTW it's 25% more for liquid needed when substituting liquid in the place of dry.

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Thats True thanks Paul H it's a pain to mix dry in to the boil.

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My first time adding dry to a boil I scorched the bottom of my pot. It's certainly quite a pain.

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

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Maybe because dme is a pain to add to boiling water? Maybe because he needs a certain style, eg here I can get only light and dark in dry, but I can get amber and extra light in liquid.
BTW it's 25% more for liquid needed when substituting liquid in the place of dry.
You can make almost any style with light DME, you just have to use some specialty grains. I agree that it is harder to add DME to your water (btw, you should never add DME or LME to boiling water, it will scorch the extract), but the effort is worth it.
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Yeah sorry, I didn't mean boiling water, you shouldn't add even LME to boiling water.
What I meant is if there's any vapour coming off the water because it's just been boiled a few min ago, DME just sticks to everything and goes hard and clumps up.
You can add specialty grains, but you can't make regular light DME any paler, you can buy extra pale liquid malt extract.

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Use 1.25 lb LME for every 1 lb of DME you would have used. Basically, see how much DME the recipe calls for and DIVIDE that number by 0.8.

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