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Old 02-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default DME sticks to bag, how to add?

Just wondering how everyone adds their DME to their boiling wort?

I've only brewed one batch but when I added mine which was provided in two large ziplocks, the steam/heat caused some to stick on the bag.
Same thing happened when adding my bottling malt. Both times I took the pot off the burner to control the boil. Should I put it in something else before I add it?

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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I've even put it in a small SS bowl to add & had it stick in web-like strings. Just dip that part of the bag now where I cut it open & it forms.
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I always put it in a bowl/measuring cup befor adding to the wort. Then if it sticks you can just dunk the whole thing in the wort and rinse it off! Just be sure to boil after dunking!

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I'm with uniondr, I just rinse the bag.

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I figured since it's boiling anyway,& I just cut off the corner of the bag what little gets dunked won't hurt anything at that point.
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I just dunk the open corner in the wort to get the clumps off the bag.

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I don't use much DME, but was curious and asked this same question at a recent home-brew demo. Haven't tried this but was told that DME dissolves pretty well in cool water, so you might be able to avoid the mess that way and if it works would be a lot easier to mix in. I would test a little sample before brew day, though.

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I just use a scoop to get it out of the bag. The DME that sticks to the scoop can just be disolved by swirling the scoop in the wort.

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cool, thanks for the replies. Next time I'll just dunk the bag (sounds dirty)

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cool, thanks for the replies. Next time I'll just dunk the bag (sounds dirty)
It's okay, I'm a dunker, too
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