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Old 02-26-2009, 03:24 AM   #1
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Default Quick question about DME vs. LME

I'm going to try making a Hefeweizen but use all wheat DME instead of LME to keep the color lighter. Do I use the same amount of DME as LME (listed in the recipe) or does it not matter. For instance, if the recipe calls for 6.6 lbs. of LME, do I use 6.6 lbs. of DME? Thanks for whoever can help!



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Old 02-26-2009, 03:26 AM   #2
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Use the same amount, or a little less. If I'm going to sub, I'll generally just round down. For example, if a recipe calls for 6.6 lbs of LME, I'll use 6 lbs of DME.



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Old 02-26-2009, 03:28 AM   #3
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Excellent. Thank you so much!

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DME is more potent (there is less water in it) I'm not sure of the conversion factor, its in here some where.

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When I got the ingredients for my hefe (fermenting day 11 now) the LHBS told me 6.6# LME was equivalent to 6# DME. I seem to recall reading that in another thread as well.

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DME is more potent (there is less water in it) I'm not sure of the conversion factor, its in here some where.
There's a formula floating around here somewhere, but for a 5 gallon batch, it's easier to just round down, as opposed to trying to measure out 6.103147293123 pounds.
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Dried malt extract is about 20% more concentrated than liquid malt. Read here on the bottom of the page.>>How to Brew - By John Palmer - Malt Extract and Beer Kits

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Old 02-26-2009, 04:09 AM   #8
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"A handy way to think of grain/DME/LME is this: 1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME"


Copied from one of Yoopers posts who I believe copied it from one of Homebrewers posts.

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Per Beersmith @ 100% Eff
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Pale malt ppg = 36
LME ppg = 36
DME ppg = 44

You get 100% eff w/ extracts, but not with malt. Pale malt usually yields around 27ppg, so as it has been said, 1lb of grain = .75lb of LME = .61lb of DME.

If your recipe calls for 6.6lbs of LME you are shooting for 237.6 points (6.6 * 36). Divide by 44 for DME and you get 5.4lbs.

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I hate to keep referencing Same Calagione's Extremee Brewing book, however he indicated that 3.3lbs of LME is the same as 3lbs of DME



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