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Old 11-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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So, i need help with a question. I bought the mr.beer kit and made beer and worked pretty well. So i wanted to do another batch but instead of the hop malt extract syrup i bought a 1lb bag of dry malt extract. So my question is how much dry malt extract would i use for a 2 gallon batch.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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5 lbs for 5 gallons is a medium abv, so at least 1 more lb.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Check out the Mr beer stickies at the top of the forum. Should be some answers there.
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Palmers book says to use 0.80 of the liquid malt extract for dme.

That's the approx conversion rate I've been using with acceptable results.

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And, under the heading of full disclosure, I'm a southwest side Cubs fan, so you might wish to take that into consideration

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So, i need help with a question. I bought the mr.beer kit and made beer and worked pretty well. So i wanted to do another batch but instead of the hop malt extract syrup i bought a 1lb bag of dry malt extract. So my question is how much dry malt extract would i use for a 2 gallon batch.
Do you have hops? If you had hopped malt extract before, but now have plain dry malt extract, you'll also need some hops.

For a 2 gallon batch of beer, you'd generally need 2-3 pounds of extract, some hops, and some grains (but only a little bit) like crystal malt (for most beers) or some roasted barley( for a stout).
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Yes, I was going to say don't forget the hops but Yooper beat me to it.

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