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Old 08-27-2006, 03:22 PM   #1
Aug 2005
Baltimore, MD
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It has been a while since I've used any type of malt extract, but I can see that if I'm going to make a really high gravity beer in the near future, I would consider some sort of extract in addition to mashing grains up to 1.060, or something. Is there a "best" or a preferred type of extract nowadays? I guess the best stuff was Alexander's Sun Country extra light or Munton's extra light dried malt extract.

What's the best stuff now?

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Old 08-28-2006, 07:00 PM   #2
Aug 2005
Baltimore, MD
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Wow, no opinions so far? I'd think that SOMEBODY here would have definite preferences........

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Old 08-28-2006, 07:09 PM   #3
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I usualy try to use Munton's.
Non-alcoholic beer is a first step to a rubber woman

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Old 08-28-2006, 07:50 PM   #4
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Canadian United. Only available in bulk. I used to get it from a ubrew. It's also diastatic so you can use it to convert adjuncts.
I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

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Old 08-28-2006, 07:52 PM   #5
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I try hard to use Briess.
Wasp Bitten IPA (a Walker-San clone);Cheesefood's Caramel Creme; Wee Heavy Scottish Ale;
Flyin' Hornet Pale Ale(Mirror Pond clone);Oktoberfest Ale
Boom-Boom Apricot Hefeweisen; Forbidden Ale;Pale-Ass Ale (SNPA Clone); Ol' Man Winter Ale
Dead Guy clone
Walker's Espresso Stout; BrewPastor's Bastard Lager
But honey, how else am I going to get enough bottles for my next batch? *burp*...*fart*

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Old 08-28-2006, 07:54 PM   #6
Jun 2006
South River, NJ
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Ive always had great results with muntons...
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Old 08-28-2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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Munton's DME all the way...
HB Bill

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:13 PM   #8
Aug 2005
Philadelphia area
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My favorite has been Coopers. I've tried most of them - there's another I like, but I forget the brand. If I remember to check when I get home I will post it.

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