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Offline flbrewer

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Extract volume question
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:18:19 AM »
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?
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Re: Extract volume question
« Reply #1 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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Re: Extract volume question
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 10:45:36 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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Re: Extract volume question
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 01:10:46 PM »
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! ;)




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Re: Extract volume question
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 02:30:03 PM »
Any recipe that calls for 8.9 lbs of LME is overly precise.

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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Re: Extract volume question
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 12:31:36 AM »
The precision comes from building the recipe as all grain with round numbers, then converting to extract with the same OG.