Originally Posted by machinehead131
Not sure what extract vs. mini mash is as well as DME
Extract brewing utilizes only malt extract in either dry or liquid form to provide the fermentables for the yeast.
A mini mash involves steeping/mashing a small portion of grains to supplement the fermentables as well as extracting flavor/coloring characteristics from specialty grains.
The next step would be mashing all of your grain (and using NO extract) to produce all of your fermentables.
DME is Dry Malt Extract, although I think there is a more technical term