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10-24-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
ScottD13
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Hey everyone,
I was just wondering how everyone calculates the % of specialty grains used when extract brewing.

In case I’m not clear what I mean is this.

In my last recipe I used Carafara III and it was recommend at no more then 15% of the total grain bill. Now since I’m using extract for the majority of my “grains” how do you calculate that 15%? I have to pick up beersmith or another program but I did some funky math with Recipator online and came out with 1lb as 15% and scaled it down to 8oz for the recipe.

Is there a way to do it easier?

Thanks!

10-24-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
homebrewer_99

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1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...
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10-24-2007, 04:51 PM   #3
rohanski
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And what does that equel for DME?

10-24-2007, 04:52 PM   #4
rohanski
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Sorry, LME. Bad fingerds.

10-24-2007, 04:52 PM   #5
rohanski
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Damn, I need to read better. It had both.

10-24-2007, 05:28 PM   #6
Brakeman_Brewing
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by homebrewer_99 1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...

i was also wondering this same thing....but i was weary on asking....good to know, thanks!

10-24-2007, 07:59 PM   #7
ScottD13
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by homebrewer_99 1 lb grain = .75 lb LME = .6 lb DME...
Thanks for the help but I found what I was looking for elsewhere. It wasn't the forumla that I needed so much as an explination of the methodogy.

Cheers!