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Offline flbrewer

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DME + LME
« on: April 06, 2014, 11:20:24 PM »
Why would a recipe http://digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com//display_article.php?id=846711&id_issue=82760, call for both DME and LME of the same extract? Wouldn't converting one to another allow for the same exact effect while only using one?
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Re: DME + LME
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 12:19:48 AM »
Apparently the recipe designer prefers the taste of LME but doesn't like to use a partial can.  Makes sense to me.  Feel free to substitute as you see fit.  If you brew it differently then it becomes YOUR recipe!
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Re: DME + LME
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 01:43:25 AM »
My lhbs sells lme in 6 or 8 lb bags. Always wrote extract recipes with either of those as starting points. 

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Re: DME + LME
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 03:50:38 AM »
Agreed. Most recipes call for full can quantities of LME. LME is a lot more perishable then DME, so most brewers don't like to have partial cans laying around.
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Re: DME + LME
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 03:56:29 AM »
Also a problem to measure lme.  Need two containers to weigh the lme. Much easier to add dme to bump up gravity

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