Liquid & Dry Malt Extract

Liquid & Dry Malt Extract

LME or Liquid Malt Extract is the dehydrated liquid (wort) that looks similar to a molasses-like syrup. A typical grain mash wort is made then approximately 80% of the liquid removed.

Dry Malt Extract or DME goes through a second dehydration process that reduces the water to about 2%. If you are looking for a malt extract with a longer shelf life and one that is easy to measure, then you should lean towards the dry malt extract. When using DME, you must seal it in an airtight environment, or it will start to absorb moisture and turn into a big lump. Many people ask, "Can you use dry malt extract once it has hardened?" The answer is yes! Depending on whether you are using it for a yeast starter or to make wort, there are different techniques on how to use that clump of extract. Take a look online at some of the homebrewing forums, and you will see what works for other homebrewers and tips on how to use hardened dry malt extract.

Both types of malt extracts have their benefits, so be sure you are selecting the one that makes sense for your brew setup.

Do you want a broader selection and package sizes of liquid and dry malt supplies in Canada? At Canuck Homebrew Supply, you will find different sized packaging and varieties of LME & DME, and we delivered right to your door. When planning your next brew day take a look at our selection of liquid and dry malt extracts. Whether for an extract recipe or to enhance your all grain batch, there is sure to be one that will suit the style of beer you are planning to make.

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