# Convert LME to DME?

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#### kdt3xas2006

##### New Member
I'm getting ready for my second brew and have a question regarding LME and DME. My first brew was a Cooper kit, pretty much boil and pour. Easy. Now however, I want to step up to using a recipe but for reasons I won't go into, I can't use LME. My question then is when looking at a recipe that calls for so many lbs. of LME, how do I decide how much DME to use instead? In short, how do I convert LME to DME in a recipe?

Thanks for helping me get to my own personal beer Nirvana!

#### Revvy

##### Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
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If you have a recipe that specifies DME, multiply the amount by 1.25 to get the necessary amount of LME. To convert from LME to DME, divide by 1.25.

*EDIT* that's not the one I normally use...I googled and that came up...but it didn't seem right.

Here's what I normally use...

LME to DME * 0.89
DME to LME * 1.10

And for those that want to convert to an all grain:
1lb Base grain = 0.67lb DME = 0.75lb LME

#### Arneba28

##### Well-Known Member
dont forget the taste will be different. the coopers kits are prehopped as they say.

#### cheezydemon

##### Well-Known Member
OK so you have to take the LME spray it through a misting system into a hot dry room, like a kiln on low. Spray it all out making sure that it dries completely into a powder. Collect all of the powder and you have converted LME into DME!! Wasn't that easy?

#### Revvy

##### Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
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cheezydemon said:
OK so you have to take the LME spray it through a misting system into a hot dry room, like a kiln on low. Spray it all out making sure that it dries completely into a powder. Collect all of the powder and you have converted LME into DME!! Wasn't that easy?
BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

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#### kdt3xas2006

##### New Member
Excellent. Thanks for the quick replies, everyone. Now all I have to do is find a kiln to go with my misting system.

#### mmb

##### "I just got a new pet toaster!"
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kdt3xas2006 said:
Excellent. Thanks for the quick replies, everyone. Now all I have to do is find a kiln to go with my misting system.
I'm sure the DIY guys have a solution.

I'm thinking cookie sheets in the oven at 200 degrees.