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Old 09-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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I recently started brewing all grain, and haven't really had any real problems yet. I am looking at my next extract recipe, and it calls for 7 pounds of amber LME. I am really not sure how to convert the amber extract to all grain. Can somebody please help me?



 
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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I recently started brewing all grain, and haven't really had any real problems yet. I am looking at my next extract recipe, and it calls for 7 pounds of amber LME. I am really not sure how to convert the amber extract to all grain. Can somebody please help me?
Your specialty grains in the recipe would be the same and 1lb of grain =.6lb of lME which would become your base malt


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Old 09-04-2013, 02:14 AM   #3
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The problem with converting dark extracts is that most maltsters don't publish the ratios of what is in them. For example, on various sites Briess amber is listed as a combo of base, munich, and crystal 60 but no ratios. What is the entire recipe you are trying to recreate?

Edit: Also for extract if you assume about 75% efficiency it would be approx .75lb LME per lb grain (0.6 lb for DME).

 
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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The problem with converting dark extracts is that most maltsters don't publish the ratios of what is in them. For example, on various sites Briess amber is listed as a combo of base, munich, and crystal 60 but no ratios. What is the entire recipe you are trying to recreate?

Edit: Also for extract if you assume about 75% efficiency it would be approx .75lb LME per lb grain (0.6 lb for DME).
I used .5# of crystal 60L, carafoam, and maris otter, .25# of peated malt, 1/8# of both black roasted barley and chocolate malt, and the 7# of amber LME. I also threw in some Karo's corn syrup with brown sugar into the boil, and 1.5 oz chinook hops for bittering. I really liked the extract recipe, and it was one of my more popular brews. Thanks again for any advice.

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:41 AM   #5
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Interesting recipe. Let's say the amber LME is around 10% crystal 60, 10% munich, and 80 % base malt. Then the 7lb extract would equate to around 1 lb crystal 60, 1 lb Munich, and 7.33 lb 2 row/pale/MO. Since you've already got the crystal 60 and carafoam in there I might keep it to 1 lb total of the 60 - or go with 1.5lb and drop the carafoam. So the final recipe would be something like this:

8.5 lb MO/pale
1.5 lb crystal 60
1 lb Munich
.25 peated
.125 each black and chocolate

I think that would get you close.

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:26 PM   #6
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In my system, the Briess Amber LME is replaced as 1 kg of LME for 1.12 kg 2-row, 0.14 kg Munich, and 0.10 kg Crystal 60L. This is based upon achieving a 74% efficiency in the mash. YMMV.

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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I don't want to thread-jack, but which system are you using? I've been struggling to convert Briess Golden Light LME for a while now.

 
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #8
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