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Old 07-16-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default DME clumpy durng boil

I used a DME this weekend to brew an IPA. I added 7lbs of light DME and when I added to the boil, it seemed to clump up.

It eventually dissolved, but I was just wondering if clumping was normal


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Old 07-16-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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Totally normal. Just take the kettle off the heat, stir until it is completely dissolved and then add it back to the heat.


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Old 07-16-2007, 08:24 PM   #3
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I find if I shake it as I add it from a larger plastic bowl (I use gladware bowls) it dissolves more...tries to clump less.
almost, but not quite, sifting it as you add it.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:40 PM   #4
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I had this happen as well until I changed when I add the DME. Kind of along the same lines of what bradsul said I add the DME after pulling any steeping grains I use and before I crank up the heat to bring the water to a boil. Seems to me that the lower amount of steam coming off the water reduces the clumping.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:45 PM   #5
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Remove the pot from the flame. The rising steam/heat starts the clumping action.

I pour 1 lb at a time and dissolve before adding the next lb in. This makes it easier and dissolves faster.


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