How to convert Grain wieght into extract weight? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > How to convert Grain wieght into extract weight?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
tenchu_11
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Nome,AK
Posts: 259
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts



I went to the library and got a great recipe book, since I live in Alaska shipping is about 1/4 of the price of my brewing shopping list. So if a recipe asks for say 6lb of a certain grain. What would DME or LME be the equivalent of it be. Should I not deffer from the recipe or can Extracts be subtituted?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
NorCalAngler
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Roseville, CA
Posts: 702
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


A rough estimate is multiply the base grain by .75 for LME and .6 for DME. This is assuming your recipe uses a basic malt like 2-row. If it uses a combination of base malts like 2-row and munich then the grain to extract substitution is difficult. In addition you may need to add specialty grains. Software like beersmith has a built-in converter so if you enter the all grain recipe it will convert to extract for you.


__________________
Drink what you like and share when you can. Support your local breweries.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
509inc
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
OKC
Posts: 1,149
Liked 55 Times on 49 Posts


Liquid Extract = .75 x Base #
Dry Extract = .6 x Base #

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 07:46 PM   #4
tenchu_11
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Nome,AK
Posts: 259
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts


according to those number 6lb of grains would equal 3.6lb of DME wich would make shipping cost way less. Thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converting an all-grain recipe to extract+steeping grain Finn Extract Brewing 9 08-24-2010 11:55 PM
weight per liter of malt extract stephan132 Extract Brewing 2 09-05-2009 01:39 PM
Convert ag recipe to extract hopsalot Extract Brewing 7 11-28-2007 01:25 AM
Convert Plain Malt to Extra Light Malt Extract BlackZX3 Extract Brewing 3 08-01-2007 02:12 PM
Question about steeping grain in extract/grain brew grez Extract Brewing 16 09-18-2006 03:37 PM


Forum Jump