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Which dry malt extract for which type of beer?

I want to make a batch of Cincinnati Pale Ale with the recipe describes in the How to brew of John Palmer book. To do it, I need Pale Ale DME. The problem is my homebrew shop only indicates the EBC ...
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Excessive Carbonation

I brewed 5 gallons of a DME-based hefe. Simplest recipe I've ever found. Three pounds Bavarian wheat DME, three pounds light pilsen DME. Let it ferment for a week...no action in the bubbler for a ...
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What does a gravity reading really mean?

The simple/short version of the question: What does a hydrometer gravity reading of 1.036 really mean? Does it mean the density of the liquid is 3.6% greater than that of distilled water (ignoring ...
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How much DME do you use for a 5 gal. batch?

I'd also like to add Dark Egyptian Cane Sugar (to a porter), and Honey (to a nut-brown ale). Amounts of these? Add during boil? Goal is 5 - 7% alcohol content. Thanks!
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How to keep extract from caramelizing during the boil?

I'm brand new to brewing and am trying to make sense of the instructions from my extract kit (Brewer's Best Amber Ale). During the instructions for the boil, they say that it's important to make sure ...
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Storing and using leftover DME

I ended up with about a pound of CBW Sparkling Amber DME leftover. I figured it might be worth keeping around so I put it in a plastic bag and tried to get as much air out as a could. Since then I'...
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Improvements for Geordie Winter Warmer

I've just started a single can Geordie Winter Warmer kit and having read some negative reviews about this kit turning out "weak" and "watery" and like "beer flavoured soda water" I'm naturally having ...
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Alternative malt extract for Northwestern Gold LME

I was thinking of making this recipe but my homebrew store doesn't have any Northwestern Gold LME. Would any old light malt extract be an okay replacement? A full list of (liquid) malt extracts I can ...
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How to add DME to the wort

I typically use LME for my wort, with no prblems, but this time I am trying a slightly bigger beer and want to add DME to boost the OG. The one time I tried adding DME to my wort, I just dumped it ...
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Mixing dme and lme

I have a few questions about dme. I want to make a light wheat beer but the wheat lme at my shop is dark. So I have 3.3 lbs of a light beer lme and 1 lb of Bavarian wheat dme. I was planning on making ...
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What is the shelf life for DME?

I have a package of Briess Golden Light DME, and I noticed on the back it had a date stamp of 130923 10:57, which I assume to mean it was produced on Sept. 23, 2013. It got me wondering if DME ...
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Recipe calling for LME or DME

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, ...
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Total Volume of Yeast Starter in Regards to Evaporation from Boiling Wort

Today I did my first yeast starter. I purchased the 2000mL flask and DME from northernbrewer, and it came with instructions for doing both 1000mL and 2000mL batches. It suggests 1000mL for 5 gallons ...
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Old DME and Yeast Starters

I just made a yeast starter for my upcoming brew and I realize the bag I was using for DME was pushing a year old and hasn't been through prime storing conditions. It got mixed in with my other stuff ...
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DME for priming

I fully acknowledge that the internet is a place of truly limitless (and often incorrect/misinformed) information, yet here I am asking this question on an internet forum. I'm planning on bottling ...
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When to add DME if you miss your starting OG?

My family was very nice to me this Christmas and I got a bayou classic burner and an 32qt. pot with 2 ports and a bazooka screen as well as an immersion chiller. I had built a 10 gallon mash tun over ...
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Adding extra malt

I'm about to make 5 gallons of a rather light lager. The recipe calls for 6.5 lbs DME (munton's extra light), but I could only order two 3 lb bags and a 1 lb bag. Would it be a disaster to toss that ...
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IPA recipe left very sweet, little bitterness or aroma

Very new brewer here, and I recently tried a generic IPA recipe doled out by my LHBS, and it ended up very sweet with little bitterness or hop aroma. The recipe is here: http://homebrewmart.com/...
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Home-made LME&DME-is it achievable?

Pretty often when you brew an all-grain batch you get a quantity of extra wort with no apparent use. A common practice is to keep some of that wort for a starter for the next batch. Could someone ...