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Old 01-18-2008, 06:32 AM   #1
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How do you figure out how much LME equals DME? For example, a receipe calls for 8 pounds of DME. I want to use LME because its cheaper, do i just order 8 pounds or is there a conversion? Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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I'v always heard that 1lb DME = .8lb LME where the other 20% is the water thats left in the LME. So you need more LME to match the same amount of DME.
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:29 PM   #4
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Ya beat me to Yooper...(but I'll forgive you since you're clean shaven...or at least I read you were...)
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:30 PM   #5
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Ya beat me to Yooper...(but I'll forgive you since you're clean shaven...or at least I read you were...)
Haha- I actually copied and pasted from one of your posts!
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:40 PM   #6
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Haha- I actually copied and pasted from one of your posts!
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Haha- I actually copied and pasted from one of your posts!
he is clean shaven also????
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:32 PM   #10
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he is clean shaven also????
He who?? Yooper's a bonified female...
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