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Old 03-24-2005, 11:45 PM   #11
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You'll probably never get the clarity of commercial beer with extract brewing. It's not impossible with extract, but it's easier to make bright beer with all-grain. Just don't let it bother you. It doesn't affect the flavor, and as you brew more and your technique gets better, your beers will get clearer.


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Old 03-25-2005, 02:16 PM   #12
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I use a lot of DME and have had some of my FGs down to 1.004. 1.018 seems a bit high.


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Old 03-27-2005, 08:10 PM   #13
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I have only recently gotten back into brewing. Prior to children I used mostly dry extract. Now that the kids are older and I'm brewing again, I have used only liquid extracts. Two batches with liquid, and I have had a 50-50 success, though I don't blame the ingredients, just my lack of experience.

I do agree with one of the previous posters about the tendency of liquid extracts to scorch to the bottom of the brew pot if you aren't extremely careful.
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:44 PM   #14
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what is the equation to figure out liquid to dry, basically how much dry for a can of liquid(3.3lbs in a can).
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:11 AM   #15
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I said in another thread that I have read it's .60 lbs of DME or .75 lbs of LME for every pound of grain. I guess you can do the math from that and figure out the liquid to dry equation... it's too late for me to bust out my math skills tonight
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:06 AM   #16
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I said in another thread that I have read it's .60 lbs of DME or .75 lbs of LME for every pound of grain. I guess you can do the math from that and figure out the liquid to dry equation... it's too late for me to bust out my math skills tonight
that would make 3 lbs of dry equal to 5 lbs of grain, and 3.3 lbs of liquid equal to 4.4 lbs of grain, if you're right (and my math is right). so that means dry extract gets you ~8% more sugar for the same money!
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i think i got it thanks.
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Or .8 lbs of DME per pound of LME... in other words, take 80% of your amount of LME...
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so your looking at 2 2/3lbs of dme to every 3.3 can of lme.
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I have a reference that says the following:

1 unit of dry malt extract = 1.2 units of liquid malt extract
1 unit of dry malt extract = 1.45 units of grain

Obviously the grain conversion depends on your mashing and sparging equipment and general skills.

I've done some experimenting with liquid malt extract recently with a few different yeasts and seem to always get the same particular off flavour. Therefore I've convinced myself that it is the liquid malt. I now use dry and besides it's easier to measure and handle.


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