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Old 11-05-2008, 04:07 PM   #11
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Thanks. On the DME, would you use Light or Extra-Light?

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Old 11-05-2008, 04:40 PM   #12
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Thanks. On the DME, would you use Light or Extra-Light?

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never mind, just saw it, thanks again!
I always used extra light, even extra light is not as light as 100% mashed 2 row. Do late addition boil with it to keep the color down and the hop U up.


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Old 11-05-2008, 05:41 PM   #13
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I've been using BeerSmith to convert AG to Extract and I'm really disappointed it doesn't help a noob out by suggesting the right DME or LME to get the results.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:45 PM   #14
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I've been using BeerSmith to convert AG to Extract and I'm really disappointed it doesn't help a noob out by suggesting the right DME or LME to get the results.
Well, you can set that up yourself. In the program, it'll say "when converting to extract, use this extract:" for grains like 2-row, pilsner malt, etc.

What I always did was use the lightest DME or LME I could find (unless I had a reason to want something like pilsner extract) to replace the 2-row. Plain base malt is rather, well, plain. You get the extra flavor from the specialty grains. Some malts like vienna malt really have no good substitute imho, but you can still use them in a mini-mash.
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Well, you can set that up yourself. In the program, it'll say "when converting to extract, use this extract:" for grains like 2-row, pilsner malt, etc.

What I always did was use the lightest DME or LME I could find (unless I had a reason to want something like pilsner extract) to replace the 2-row. Plain base malt is rather, well, plain. You get the extra flavor from the specialty grains. Some malts like vienna malt really have no good substitute imho, but you can still use them in a mini-mash.
Crap! I'm a software noob too!

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Beersmith should be Noober friendly you'd think...Maybe they should make a NoobSmith, or NoobMash.


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