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The only way to know is to look at the OG. LME has 36 ppg and DME has about 45. In the recipe you mention, the OG is 1.038 for 5 gal. and it calls for 6 lb. of extract. Assuming LME, 36*6=216. Divide by 5 for 5 gal. and you get 43ish. That's darn close to the OG listed and DME would make the OG even higher, so that particular recipe must be for LME. ...


Honestly, after 1 or 2 extract kits you know everything you need to know to start looking around on HBT or the internet in general for your own recipes. In which case you can plan a few brewdays ahead and start buying ingredients in bulk.

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