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Old 09-19-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
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I've looked at morebeer, midwest, and austin home brew and it seems that most, if not all, of their extract kits use LME and not DME. I'd really like to try DME if anyone knows of a source that would have fresh kits. Anyone?

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Old 09-20-2006, 12:27 AM   #2
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If you have a local HBS, you can get them to help you put together a recipe using just DME. I bet if you call the folks at Austin Homebrew Supply, or Midwest, or Nothern Brewer, they can probably make you an all DME version of any of their kits.

Worth a try.

Why do you want a pure DME kit? From reading a lot of posts on this forum going back several months, I get the impression most people prefer LME.

 
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:14 AM   #3
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This is a LHBS that is close to my area, and they sell kits online, as well as anything else you'd want. I just bought my first kit from them last week (Irish Red Ale) and it was DME.

www.pointbrewsupply.com

 
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:20 AM   #4
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All of the Brewer's Best kits contain DME. They are found at every LHBS, and there are lots of different kinds. I've used the red ale and the English Brown Ale with great sucess. The kits are around $25 and include everything and use dry yeast.

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Old 09-20-2006, 01:31 PM   #5
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I've only brewed one real 5 gallon batch so far using LME. In my opinion, it's not very easy to work with being so sticky. Cutting the end off a baggie with DME and dumping it in seems a lot easier. I had to ladle about 1/2 gallon of hot wort back into the LME container and shake it up to get all the goodness out. If LME is really more popular, I'm beginning to think kits that use it would be fresher now.

It's really odd though. As far as I can tell, any savings due to the lesser cost per pound of LME would be offset by the cheaper shipping of DME. What do I know, I'm just an beginner.

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Old 09-20-2006, 03:23 PM   #6
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Try out TheHomeBrewery (homebrewery.com).I've bought four kits from them so far (extract)and they were all DME.They also have great customer service and were flexible about shipping options.

 
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:08 PM   #7
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I've looked at morebeer, midwest, and austin home brew and it seems that most, if not all, of their extract kits use LME and not DME. I'd really like to try DME if anyone knows of a source that would have fresh kits. Anyone?

Bobby
I've had 2 kits from Midwest - both DME. Give them a call.

Also, Adventures in Homebrewing has DME options on all their kits.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:28 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by lorenae
All of the Brewer's Best kits contain DME. They are found at every LHBS, and there are lots of different kinds. I've used the red ale and the English Brown Ale with great sucess. The kits are around $25 and include everything and use dry yeast.

Lorena

The one's i've used from brewer's best have all contained LME & DME. not sure about the red ale and english brown as I've only done Hefe's and cream ales from them.


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Old 09-21-2006, 10:21 PM   #9
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how come some kits use half LME and half DME? what's the point?

 
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:17 AM   #10
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DME can be made lighter than LME, so mainly it's split up to make the color of the beer lighter.

 
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