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Old 04-06-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Learn be experience: Don't leave DME open on the counter during brewing.

So I measured the weight of the DME using a scale and a bowl and in the end I had a large pile of DME powder in a bowl. So then I brew. Then at the end of the boil I go to add the DME as a late addition.

The surface powder had formed a hard crust a 1/4 of an inch thick. Had to smash it open with a spoon.

Dang stuff is *sticky*. Next time I'll put it in a tupperware container with a lid on.

Just thought I'd share.

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Old 04-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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I don't measure mine out (if using for the boil) till the water boils. For PM brews,it all goes in at the end anyway. But the stuff is def very hydroscopic.

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D'oh! Not measure till ready to use! Why didn't I think of that?

Seriously. Why the *heck* didn't I? I don't know but somehow it seriously never occurred to me. ... Guess I'm a little *too* focused in my new hobby.


Anyhoo, it was kind of funny. It *looked* like a pile of powder untill I tried to pour it. Nothing. Tap it with my finger. A *perfect* ceramic sculpture of a pile of powder. Firmer than any pie crust sealing the bowl air tight.

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Yeah,the stuff is so fine & so dry it's like a dry sponge.

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I HATE DME for that exact reason. It's like lava once water or steam gets near it.

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The whole thing is keeping it sealed away from air. It's fine beyond that.

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Invariable it gets onto kitchen counters, floors and onto the survace of everything including notebooks, pajamas and the television in the living. Weirdly persistent stuff.

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i did this first time i made a starter too. one of those mistakes you only make once.

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I hate that stuff. Try pouring it into a flask for a starter. It clumps up around the mouth of the flask and is impossible to get off. Then everywhere the powder touches leaves a sticky, lumpy mess that instantly turns as hard as concrete. I use bleach spray and I still can't get it all off.

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I mix DME in a small sauce pan of boiling water for starters. Then pour it in & cool it down with sanitized aluminum foil ofer the flask top.

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