Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Adding 5.5lb of LME will add ABOUT .6 gallons of liquid?
Thread Tools
Old 10-14-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus WI
Posts: 2,953
Liked 39 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Adding 5.5lb of LME will add ABOUT .6 gallons of liquid?

IS that about right?

If one gallon = 8.34lbs then 5.5lbs = .659 gallons?

SO - Instead of using 5.5lbs of LME I substitute 4.4lb of DME I need to make up .659 gallons of water somewhere . . . . . . .right?

Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

138 batches and counting

European IPA bottled, One Putt 12 IPA carbing. East Indian Porter on tap. Looking into a Saffon Beer
Grinder12000 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
Baron ken
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Gardner, Kansas
Posts: 376

From the last couple I've done:

9 lbs. DME increased volume by ~1 gal.
12 lbs. DME increased volume by ~1.25 gal.

I haven't done any measurements with LME. How much volume is 5.5 lbs. LME?

EDIT: looking at various sellers, 6 lbs. LME comes in a half gallon bottle. 5.5 lbs. LME in that case would be about 0.46 gal.
4.4 lbs. DME would increase volume by ~0.46 - 0.48 gal.
Basically, it looks like you don't need to add water when converting from LME to DME.

Baron ken is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Liquid Starter for Liquid Yeast the_merlin Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 10-01-2010 09:14 PM
Having trouble draining last 2 gallons of liquid from kettle brew hoperator Equipment/Sanitation 2 06-14-2008 12:17 AM
Boiling all 5 gallons vs. using just 1.5 gallons of water rockout Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 05-10-2007 08:04 PM
High OG. Will adding the wort to the 2 extra gallons in carboy correct it? britishbloke Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 02-24-2007 06:07 PM
Making 6 gallons with liquid yeast miketrum All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 04-24-2006 11:00 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads