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1KG = 2.2lbs however 1L would only be 2.2lbs if you were measuring something with the same density as water; it all depends on the substance. OP you can order DME and use 80% of what your recipe calls for in terms of LME (DME is more concentrated).Kayos said:1 liter = 2.2 pounds. 2.2 Kg = 1 lb. I think this is what you are asking....?

If you are ordering online, try Paddockwood as they have excellent selection.

LME is likely to be just a bit heavier than water. Start by assuming that LME is roughly 2.5 lbs / liter. Order just a bit more than you need based on that assumption, then get yourself a scale that measures lbs (postal scales are pretty cheap, even the digital ones). Weigh the amount that you need, and take note of the conversion factor so you can order accurately next time.bradsul said:1KG = 2.2lbs however 1L would only be 2.2lbs if you were measuring something with the same density as water; it all depends on the substance. OP you can order DME and use 80% of what your recipe calls for in terms of LME (DME is more concentrated).

Or just use DME and the 80% rule as mentioned before...

At least thats what the guy at my LHBS sells as 6 pounds.

OP

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thanks a lot now i have an idea

go to this site and on top of the page there is a free downladable excel spread sheet that does all kind of conversions for you

Download Greg O'Grady's Quantity Converter Spreadsheet (Excel document).

Hey Crown -- what type of extract are you speaking about? Unhopped liquid malt extract is actually difficult to find here in Canada (most LHBS only sell those no-boil, pre-hopped wort kits). I am curious to know what you are using exactly.crown_cres said:

That is using Breiss bulk pale LME.

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32 oz = 1 quart = 3 lbs of LME

64 oz = 1/2 gallon = 6 lbs of LME

128 oz = 1 gallon = 12 lbs of LME

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i buy all my unhoped malt at home brew and home vin shop's here in the okanogan they all seem to have bulk bins and all shop's are very happy to sell to me as long as you bring your own container.

Same policy we have, or we can sell you a container for a small amount less than the owner can buy them for. Our bulk malt is $2.69 a pound, and the guy down the street sells it for $3.99 a pound. (But, he gives free containers!)crown_cres said:...as long as you bring your own container.

steve

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well as for the price i am buying the malt for $10.80 for 2 litres that works out to be $1.80 a pound or less depends what you go buy if staight up 6 pounds then $1.80 if you go by 6.6 pounds to a 2 litre jug the $1.63 i am happy with the price