Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > First time using DME as primer?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-01-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
geim32
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Hammonton, New Jersey
Posts: 160
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default First time using DME as primer?

This is my first time using DME as a primer. I let my bottles sit for 3 weeks plus 1 week in the fridge but beer is still flat. Does DME take longer to carbonate? Thanks for the help.

__________________
geim32 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
mgortel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Stewartstown, PA
Posts: 769
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

YES...DME definately takes longer....you will need to let them sit in room temperature longer....any beers you had in fridge you will want to let warm...then turn upside down to kinda re-suspend yeast, and turn the, back upright of course

__________________

EVERYONE is entitled to my opinion!

Primary #1: Fat Tire Clone
Primary #2: Oatmeal Stout
Primary #3: Empty

Upcoming Brews:
English Pale Ale

Bottled:
Biermuncher Centennail Blonde

mgortel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
geim32
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Hammonton, New Jersey
Posts: 160
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

That's sucks ok thanks.

__________________
geim32 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 12:06 AM   #4
geim32
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Hammonton, New Jersey
Posts: 160
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

How long should I wait to try one then?

__________________
geim32 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 12:26 AM   #5
mgortel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Stewartstown, PA
Posts: 769
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Honestly I am not sure how much longer as I have never used DME for priming.....I just know from readin git will take longer.

Also, you need to use more DME to carbonate to get same volume of CO2.....for example instead of 3/4 cup corn sugar.....you would need 1.25 cup DME.....

Did you use more DME compared to corn sugar?

I am sure someone else can answer this.....but I would say give it another week....then stick one in the fridge for a day and try it to see if it is any better.

__________________

EVERYONE is entitled to my opinion!

Primary #1: Fat Tire Clone
Primary #2: Oatmeal Stout
Primary #3: Empty

Upcoming Brews:
English Pale Ale

Bottled:
Biermuncher Centennail Blonde

mgortel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 12:32 AM   #6
granpooba19
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
granpooba19's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Princeton Jct, NJ
Posts: 101
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default


Is there an advantage to using DME over corn sugar?
__________________
granpooba19 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 12:42 AM   #7
mgortel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Stewartstown, PA
Posts: 769
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Not in my opinion......but I really wouldnt know as I have not used DME for carbonating. Some people are "purists" and want to use DME just like the recipe....but I do not know how it would matter tastewise......

Yeast needs Oxygen or equivelent nutrients to metabolize DME.....
Yeast does not need oxygen to metabolize corn sugar (dextrose)

AND of course your beer should have no oxygen in it when you bottle as the yeast used it all up during fermentation

Yeast will metabolize DME without oxygen but it needs equivelent nutrients to do so...which takes longer for the nutrients to develop.....this is the reason for the longer time to carbonate with DME

I think a solution in the future......if you want to use DME....would be to add some dried yeast at bottling time because dried yeast has the nutrients required stored in it already.

__________________

EVERYONE is entitled to my opinion!

Primary #1: Fat Tire Clone
Primary #2: Oatmeal Stout
Primary #3: Empty

Upcoming Brews:
English Pale Ale

Bottled:
Biermuncher Centennail Blonde

mgortel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 12:42 AM   #8
duboman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,219
Liked 488 Times on 452 Posts
Likes Given: 214

Default

DME takes longer as it is made up of more complex chains of sugar and always has some component of less ferment able malt. Corn sugar or plain dextrose is simple sugar and 100% ferment able.

Consider the time in the bottle as lost time. Gently rouse the sediment and place them in a room at least 70 and give them a few weeks. Brew another batch in the meantime

__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010
duboman 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
Dme as primer hulkavitch Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 05-09-2012 08:38 PM
Primer TxBrew General Chit Chat 1 05-12-2009 04:20 PM
primer JDengler Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-22-2009 07:26 AM
how much dme for primer? Spot29er General Techniques 3 01-25-2009 02:08 AM
DME primer McCuckerson General Beer Discussion 7 12-01-2008 09:11 PM