Extract brewing in a keggle question - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Extract brewing in a keggle question
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 339
Liked 5 Times on 1 Posts

Default Extract brewing in a keggle question

Is it practical to brew with LME or DME in a keggle with something like the hopstopper installed. I am concerned about not being able to scrape the bottom with my stir spoon to prevent scorching. Is this even a concern? Just thought I would ask before getting a hopstopper.

AleHole is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Brewiz's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Stockbridge, Ga
Posts: 954
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts


Sure you can do it, after you have heated your water up enough to disolve your lme/dme turn off the heat and pour it in slowly while stirring. Once you have it disovled you can get the heat going again.

Relax and have a homebrew...

Do you ever see a motorcycle in front of Therapist's Office???
Insert Name Here Brew Club
Brewiz is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2007, 03:01 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
david_42's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,578
Liked 148 Times on 139 Posts


As an alternative, you could mix the extract and an equal amount of boiling water in a separate pot.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2007, 06:21 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 473
Liked 19 Times on 15 Posts


I dissolve my LME and/or DME in a gallon of water in a smaller pot while the water in the keggle is heating up. When it's well and truly dissolved, I add it to the keggle with stirring. So far, no problems with scorching.
AiredAle is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All-Grain Brewing with Extract Brewing Equipment (pics) DRoyLenz General Beer Discussion 76 06-30-2014 04:53 PM
Brewing my first batch, but already looking to modify malt extract brewing. leapinglords Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 08-10-2009 10:57 PM
Brewing 2nd Batch - Extract Question TechyDork Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 04-20-2009 05:21 AM
prepping a keggle for brewing San_Diego_Matt Equipment/Sanitation 7 05-24-2007 04:04 PM

Forum Jump