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flbrewer:
I picked up a copy of Brewing Classic Styles based on some recommendations here (great book so far). I did notice that almost all of the recipes have odd LME volumes (8.9 lbs, 3.3 lbs, etc.). I suppose this is when I need to buy a digital scale?

Steve in TX:
Classic styles recipes use mostly liquid extract, right? My local LHBS sells extract out of bulk drums allowing people to buy exactly what they need.

Check amazon for a scale. You should be able to grab one for less than $20

flbrewer:

--- Quote from: Steve in TX on January 25, 2014, 10:33:10 AM ---Classic styles recipes use mostly liquid extract, right? My local LHBS sells extract out of bulk drums allowing people to buy exactly what they need.

Check amazon for a scale. You should be able to grab one for less than $20

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Yes, LME. Thanks!

pinnah:
Any recipe that calls for 8.9 lbs of LME is overly precise.
I think just getting relatively close to what is suggested is a reasonable course, especially with LME.

But yes. Get a digital scale...for grain and hops! ;)



Jimmy K:

--- Quote from: pinnah on January 25, 2014, 01:10:46 PM ---Any recipe that calls for 8.9 lbs of LME is overly precise.


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All grain recipes are that precise, extract shouldn't be?
 
Of course the real problem is sold as a 3.3lb 'unit'. It's a little easier to measure DME (and store the extra for later). Generally, 1lb lme = 0.8lb dme.

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