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I'm a bit new to extract brewing and am a bit confused about the following recipe.

Red Hawk Ale

It says it requires:

6 lbs. amber malt extract

Does this refer to 6 lbs. of amber spray-malt, amber liquid malt extract or either?


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There is ambiguity there. Someone maybe could do the maths and estimated the SG for you? I imagine the difference between 6lbs liquid and dry to be noticeable. Otherwise I'll agree with BrianV and say its liquid. – Another Compiler Error Feb 28 '14 at 17:54
If I remember right BYO designates dried as dried and where not designated it is implied as liquid. – brewchez Feb 28 '14 at 18:22
I agree that it is probably liquid. But @ brewchez, BYO does designate liquid/syrup and dry in most recipes: example from 1997. I note that OP's recipe also does not state what kind of crystal malt to use, and OP may be better served to find a more precise recipe, considering that there are probably thousands of American IPA recipes available on the web. – Chino Brews Feb 28 '14 at 21:58
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I would assume they mean liquid malt extract as the specifically mention dry light malt extract below.

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Cool thanks :) ! – Tom celic Mar 1 '14 at 14:23

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