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Old 06-19-2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
quick question on using DME. My wife gave me a early father's day gift of a honey nut brown ale she bought through one of our local brew shops. The kit contains all DME for the recipe. I've used a combination of DME and LME in the past and had a terrible time using the DME. When pouring the DME in the bag it tends to clump up around the bag and turn into a mess. Any tips on an easier process to pour the DME into the wort?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:33 AM   #2
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Pour it into a stainless steel bowl (or a ceramic bowl for that matter) before you put it near the boil kettle. Then dump it in from the bowl, and you can dip the bowl into the liquid in the kettle to get what remains in the bowl, into the kettle.

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:33 AM   #3
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Dump the DME into a mixing bowl then smoothly slip it into the pot.

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put it in a large bowl and then sprinkle in from there. Or if you are worried about the steam clumping it at all, you could always just spoon it in and mix as you go.

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:36 AM   #5
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Instead of cutting a corner just cut the entire top of the packaging off. Then just dump that sucker in. I have never had an issue using that method.

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Just in case you skipped all the previous posts and jumped directly to mine, pour the DME in a stainless mixing bowl and then dump it in. Dip the bowl into the wort to get the remaining extract. Your welcome.

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:50 AM   #7
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In case nobody has answered the question yet, I'd put it into a mixing bowl and then dump it in

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:56 AM   #9
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I'm laughing at all you guy's responses but my advice would also be pouring it from a bowl.

The other tip is a good whisk to mix it up. Don't panic if you get some lumps, they WILL eventually dissolve!

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Old 06-19-2009, 06:26 AM   #10
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LOL...so I'm guessing you guys are saying to pour into a bowl first then proceeed...gotcha! Thanks guys...and happy brewing!

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