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Old 11-14-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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I bought the ingredients for an irish red on the recipe database. It called for 6 pounds of briess golden liquid malt extract. they didn't have it so i bought 5 pounds of briess pilsen light dme. will that have a significant effect on the flavor of the beer?

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Old 11-14-2010, 12:29 AM   #2
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It'll be different but I think it should work just fine. Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in...

BTW I looked up the pdf sheets for both of those extracts yesterday and they looked very similar. They probably don't taste quite the same but...I think it'll be fine.

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Old 11-14-2010, 12:54 AM   #3
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It will not have a significant effect on the flavor of the beer. According to the Briess website, Golden Light malt extracts are made from base malt with a Lovibond color rating of 4 degrees. Pilsen Light is made from pilsen malt at 2 degrees Lovibond. The difference between the base malt and the pilsen malt is nearly negligible, and will be well-covered by whatever specialty grains you are using to give your Irish Red its redness. RDWHAHB.

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Old 11-14-2010, 01:07 AM   #4
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ah so the only real difference is the color of the extract?

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:35 AM   #5
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If you can tell the difference in the finished product, you should be a judge. There really is no difference.

The bigger difference is the sugar content between LME and DME.

6 lbs of LME has 208 gravity points. 5 lbs of DME has 225 gravity points. In 5 gallons of wort, the DME will raise the SG by .003 (no big deal).

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