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Old 02-22-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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I read of some brewers using DME to prime before bottling. Is there any advantage to using a specific type of DME (light, amber, wheat, etc.)?
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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It depends. If the beer is a wheat then priming with wheat will be OK.

Anything else I'd just use the lightest DME I have on hand.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:42 PM   #3
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I use extra light as it is the most versatile in terms of color - you can carb very light lagers without darkening up your beer. Other then the color there is no real difference that I can think of.


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