dark dme or light dme - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > dark dme or light dme
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2010, 02:34 AM   #1
jimmywit
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 232
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


So I am about to start my stout and have been doing some research and have come up with a conflict. If I use Black patient and roasted barley to stepp should I use light or dark dme, I plan on 1/2 lbs of each. I have read that the grains will add the color so use the light and also have read to use the dark and the grains. So what should I do or does it matter?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 03:55 AM   #2
avidhomebrewer
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,553
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts


Seeing as you are an extract brewer, it really doesn't matter what lme you use; the grains will add most of the color. You will be fine with either one.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 04:28 AM   #3
Reddheadedstepchild
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 194

I would have to see your recipe, but with the grains you would be fine use ing the light. The dark DME will make a a darker beer with those grains. The dark DME also has, from what I have read, more non fermentables in it. I always use light or exstra light or pale DME . I let my Grain bill set my color. But do it how you want thats the awsomeness of brewing do it your way.
Eric
__________________
REDD'S RUFFHAUS BREWERY EST 2009
Homebrew is similar to farts, everyone prefers their own.

Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 04:59 AM   #4
jimmywit
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 232
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Reddheadedstepchild View Post
I would have to see your recipe, but with the grains you would be fine use ing the light. The dark DME will make a a darker beer with those grains. The dark DME also has, from what I have read, more non fermentables in it. I always use light or exstra light or pale DME . I let my Grain bill set my color. But do it how you want thats the awsomeness of brewing do it your way.
Eric
.5# roasted barley
.5# black patent
.5# flaked barley

6-7# DME??? not sure light or dark

2oz Northern Brewer-60
.5 williamette-20
.5 williamette-10

1oz licorice root-20

safale-04

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
Reddheadedstepchild
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 194

I would use the light DME. You will be plenty dark with the grains and qauntaties you have.


Eric.


__________________
REDD'S RUFFHAUS BREWERY EST 2009
Homebrew is similar to farts, everyone prefers their own.

Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DME's Light Vs Dark? Nova5 Recipes/Ingredients 9 02-22-2010 08:36 PM
Light vs Dark Extracts Joeywhat Extract Brewing 10 01-28-2010 01:18 AM
Honey: Light vs. Dark KCPyrate Mead Forum 7 08-05-2009 03:23 PM
Secondary in light or dark mudog Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 07-27-2009 05:10 AM
stout...Light or Dark DME Evan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 11-01-2007 05:03 PM


Forum Jump