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?


  • 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. Feb 28, 2014 at 17:54
  • If I remember right BYO designates dried as dried and where not designated it is implied as liquid.
    – brewchez
    Feb 28, 2014 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. Feb 28, 2014 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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