Dry Malt Extracts ? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Dry Malt Extracts ?

Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2008, 05:55 AM   #1
Jun 2008
Posts: 20

Unhoped, hopped?
Coopers, Muntons, unlabeled cheap bulk bag?

If I go for the cheaper internet purchased DME's am I going to regret it in flavor?

Anyone got a line on something good and cheap ?

Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 05:58 AM   #2
Brewsmith's Avatar
Aug 2005
Torrance, CA
Posts: 6,252
Liked 64 Times on 59 Posts

Get the lightest, unhopped dry extract and use hops and specialty grains to get your color, flavor and bitterness. How much is there a price difference between extracts?
Fermenting:#160 Apollo/Calypso Pale Ale
Kegged:#153 Old Helicon Barleywine 2013, #157 Irish Red, #158 Mosaic IPA, #159 Bravo/Delta ESB
Up Next:Brown Porter, American Stout, Imperial Stout
My Recipes
Tuba Sonata

Smith & Co. Custom Tap Handles

Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
Ale's What Cures You!
Yooper's Avatar
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,885
Liked 8090 Times on 5646 Posts

I've used Briess and Munton's interchangeably. I like the light, or extra light, and they work fine. I'd get the cheapest.

Unhopped and light colored extract gives you the most flexibility. You can make ANY beer out of it by adding specialty grains and hops suitable for each batch. Some people even buy DME in 55 pound bags!
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Malt Extracts...Where to Buy? Lunarpancake Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 10-24-2009 02:36 AM
Mixing Malt Extracts... vulture165 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 04-17-2009 02:04 AM
Malt Extracts jharres Recipes/Ingredients 1 01-30-2009 12:47 PM
Different Extracts/malt help? Kiwi_Jonno Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 05-01-2008 02:26 PM
malt extracts ruppe Extract Brewing 4 08-27-2006 02:21 PM

Forum Jump