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The bottom line difference is control over what sugars and protiens you have in your wort. All tricky beer styles can be produced using DME/LME but will require other steps, adjuncts or enzymes to do it right. Problem with extracts is they are all usually mashed at 154-156 to make the most versatile wort possible. Giving it a good balance or fermentables, ...


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Cost - It costs much less per batch (in the long run) to make beer from grain Control - You have much more control over the brewing process. Time - I know you said you know this, but this is the main reason people go extract. The mash time adds over an hour to your brewing day from getting the water up to temperature to mashing to running off the wort. Add ...


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Control over color is the first thing and the biggest. Even the lightest DME will make beer darker than an all grain made with pilsner to the same gravity. Control over body. All extract, DME included, tends to finish a little higher in gravity points post fermentation than when brewing with all grain. There are ways to help improve the difference in ...


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If your OG was only 1.022, you must have done something wrong during crushing or mashing, it is way too far. You can test the conversion at the end of the mash using the iode test. This will give you an indication if the conversion was a success. Did you follow instructions regarding mashing? To brew the Rogue Chocolate Stout clone homebrew recipe, ...


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