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Old 10-14-2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default LME / DME combo in recipes...why?

The more I get into brewing, the more recipes I read, and the more I see extract recipes with both LME and DME. Why?

I think I understand the pros and cons of LME and DME, but have no idea why a recipe would ask for both.


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Old 10-14-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
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It is what somebody had on hand?

Otherwise , scalingmay account for a recipe being adjusted using dme if the scaler feels that DME is more easily calculated.


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Old 10-14-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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Some old recipes called for cans of extract, before you could measure it out exactly. In those cases you often see 3.3 pounds of LME, plus an amount of DME to make up the difference. Also, it could be that the person likes using DME at the beginning of the boil to reduce darkening or they like using it as a late addition to avoid having to remove the kettle from the heat as you would with LME to avoid scorching. There are a number of reasons.
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LME is usually sold in 3.3# cans....DME can be bought in varying weights, 1#, 3#, 5# ect...it is an easy way to achieve the exact amount of extract you want...
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...Doh!!!! ....^^^^^ you beat me too it!
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Sounds reasonable. I've got great HB shops near me with rapid turnover of their LME, so I haven't thought about purchasing it in cans. Makes sense regarding the darkening issue as well. Thanks guys.


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