Originally Posted by ebrooker
Some recipes call for both liquid and dme can you just use one or the other?
Right, generally they are interchangeable (except for the amounts). I've seen both used in recipes and the reason is that certain canned LME comes in 3.3 pound cans. So, to make up the recipe and not use two cans or a portion of a second can, it was supplemented with DME.
I prefer DME usually over LME, unless the LME is particularly fresh. DME is easier to store and keep on hand and weigh. Plus, I keep DME around for starters.