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Old 09-08-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
1997ws6
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Hi All,

I'm a very new brewer and I need some help. I have only done kits so far, but I want to Make Orfy's Mild Mannered Ale. The problem I'm having is with conversions. Orfy says to use 4.89Lbs of Light LME. My LHBS has them in 3.3Lb containers, so I thought, Okay, I'll get one of them and some more DME. I believe I should be using 2Lbs of DME and the 3.3Lbs of LME to get to an equivalent of 4.9 LME. Is that correct? Thanks!

Kevin

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:08 AM   #2
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1lb LME is equivalent to .8 lb DME

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:17 AM   #3
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Right, so if I subtract 4.89 from the 3.3Lbs. I have in LME, I get 1.59 Lbs missing. If I take that 1.59 and divide by .8 I get 1.9875. I think this means I need to use 1.9875 lbs of DME to be equivalent. Is this correct. Sorry, but math isn't my strong suit.

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Nope, I had that backwards. I think I would need 1.272 of the additional DME. Thanks for the help!

 
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