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Dry Malt Extract (DME)

Type: Grain
Category: Extract

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Dry Malt Extract offers brewers a longer shelf life of wheat, other grain-based and barley malt extracts. Dry Malt Extract can be used in yeast starters but can be used as the base for your next brew. Dry malt extract has undergone a complete evaporation process by way of "spray drying", thus removing virtually all of the water.

Great for the creation of yeast starters, dry malt extract comes in Light, Pilsner, Amber, Dark, Bavarian Wheat and Dried Rice. 1 pound of dried malt extract dissolved in one gallon of water = 1.045 SG

Read More: Tips & Tricks to Extract Brewing

Beer Styles Using: Any beer style

Commercial Examples: Breiss Golden Light Dried Malt Extract, Muntons Light Dried Malt Extract, Breiss Pilsen Dry Malt Extract

Dry Malt Extract (DME) Brewing Values

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Dry Malt Extract (DME) over the years. Each manufacturer can have slightly different qualities, so these ranges are based on a combination and average.

SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM values indicate a pale straw color while higher values mean the style should have a darker color. Learn more »
3-18 SRM
(3 - 14° Lovibond)
Diastatic Power
Diastatic power (DP) is a measurement of a malted grain's enzymes, which are responsible for converting the grain's starches into sugar during mashing.
PPG measures the maximum starting gravity (SG) of the fermentable in points/pound/gallon. This can differ based on your mash efficiency and the amount of wort collected.
44 ppg
(1.044 SG)
Batch Max
Certain grains and adjuncts should only be used below a maximum percentage of the grain bill. Exceeding this can cause off flavors or poor mash efficiency.

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