3/24/2013 -- I am looking for pricing and availability of Pilsen DME. Do you carry it and please provide pricing and availability. I would like to place and order.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The term "Pilsen DME" is simply light, or extra light dry malt extract. Just a different name for it. The extra light version is often dry malt extract mixed with a portion of rice malt extra (to keep it very light in color).See the products linked below.
5/26/2011 -- I'm looking for barley malt syrup for making bagels.Is there a difference between barley malt syrup for baking and for making beer?Thanks for your help
Response From Homebrew Heaven: None at all, providing it is UNhopped malt extract. We sell a fair amount of it for bagel making. It is available in both syrup form (in bulk) and in powder form, called dry malt extract.
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
2/20/2010 -- coopers calls for one kilogram of corn sugar or one litre of Hi-maltose syrup and i want to use ur dme. what i understand is that a kilo is about 2.2 lbs if im wrong correct me, so i should be able to get your 5lbs bag and make 2 batches am i correct? also how would i use your bulk lme towards this?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You are correct. A 5 lb bag of dry malt extract will do nicely for two 5-gallon batches (along with the Cooper's kits).Liquid malt extract can be used in the same way. A liter of malt extract weighs about 3.5 lbs.You will find that measuring dry malt extract is consideraby easier, however.
6/20/2009 -- DME boil to breaking point or NOT? My first attempt I boiled the dme for 50 mins. the final result was a very bitter beer. second time around I add it to h2o 180 degrees and have the smoothest beer ever.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Bitterness is a function of how long the HOPS are boiled, not the malt. For a less bitter beer, add the hops later in the boil (or use less hops, or low alpha acid hops).Remember, one man's "bitter beer" is another man's "best IPA ever". That is the beauty of home brewing. YOU control the process, and make the beer that suite YOU!
6/7/2009 -- New to this... What's the difference between using the dry malt extract (much cheaper) or the liquid malt extract?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: They are fundamentally the same products, it's just that the malt extract syrup has about 20% water content, and the dry malt extract is well...dry. It is used in different proportions as well. If a recipe calls for 7 lbs of malt extract syrup, you can substitute about 5 lbs of dry malt extract to make the same beer.
3/19/2009 -- In your opinion which is better LME or DME? I've done a few of your kits (they're great!) now I want to try a recipe beer from scratch...
Response From Homebrew Heaven: LME (liquid malt extract syrup) and DME (dry malt extract powder) are exactly the same (in terms of quality), in my opinion. The only real difference is that LME contains about 20% water. Any recipe can be "adjusted" accordingly to obtain the same starting gravity.LME can also discolor somewhat with prolonged storage. DME does not. . . .
10/17/2008 -- Some recipes call for malt syrup, some for dry extract. If a recipe calls for 7 lbs of malt syrup but I have dry extract I want to use how much should I use? What is the conversion factor?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I this case, you would use about 5.5 lbs of dry malt extract. Use about 20% less dry malt extract compared to malt syrup.
9/26/2008 -- I'm trying to follow a recipe and wanted the equivalent of 7.6 lbs of LME in DME. Would this be about 6 lbs (with a bit left over)? It also states that the SRM should be about 8.0. I was thinking the Amber DME would be the closest, or would the light be closer or a combination?Thankyou!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, six pounds would be about right. I would go with the light DME however. OR try 3 lbs of each (light and amber)!
7/22/2008 -- What is the lovibond of the light DME?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Approximately 1.5 to 3 lovibond
7/15/2008 -- how many pounds of dme would be sufficient to make a 5 gallon batch of beer, this is also for priming?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: About 3.5 lbs. for a very light beer, and 6 to 8 for a very heavy one. 5 lbs would be average. This assumes that no other malts are used also (like canned extract "kits"). Don't forget the hops if you do this!Add about another 1.5 cups for priming (just before bottling).
5/16/2008 -- What is the preferred storing method for the DME? What is the shelf-life?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: DME (dry malt extract) is really a pretty stable product. Dry malt extract should be stored just like grains. As long as the DME is dry, and sealed away from oxygen and moisture, you can buy in bulk, and use it for up to about 1 year. This assumes you keep it away from sunlight and maintain the temperature between 50 deg F and 70 deg F. . . .
2/6/2008 -- Does the DME need to be added at the boil like with LME?To increase alcohol content of the commercial homebrew kits can DME be added after the boil prior to adding the yeast at the primary fermentation stage?How & When is the best time to increase the alcohol content?Thanks ... Great site and I am thoroughly enjoying homebrewing ... . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You use dry malt extract (DME) in the same way as liquid malt extract (LME). It really is the same product, but with all of the water removed. LME still has about 20% water in it, which makes it a thick syrup. For this reason you have to use about 20% MORE LME than DME for similar results.It is best to add either DME or LME to the boil. . . .
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will . . .
9/27/2007 -- I have a couple of questions about DME (dry malt extract).1. When priming with DME, do you add it to warm water? Like with corn sugar?2. Approximately how many cups are in 5 lbs of DME? Or better yet, with 5lbs worth, how many 5 gallon batches can be made or primed?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: 1. Yes, do it the same way.2. You should be able to prime about 12 five gallon batches with 5 lbs of DME. This assumes using about 7 oz per batch. You may use more or less, depending on how much "fizz" you like in your beer.
5/19/2007 -- I have two questions:1) I currently add 2 lbs of sugar to my mix. How much DME would I use to replace the 2 lbs of sugar?2) I use 1/2 tsp of sugar to prime the bottles. How much DME would I use to prime a 16 oz. bottle?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You don't say what kind of sugar. Even different sugars have different ratios. For instance, you would use more corn sugar than table sugar to get the same sweetness/alcohol/carbonation level. Therefore I can only give an estimate of the ratio of sugar to DME.1) Approximately 2.5 lbs DME2) I believe that priming bottles individually . . .
11/5/2006 -- I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on SaturdaysHere is a video of the place:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XITake a look around!
7/7/2006 -- If my recipe calls for 7lb of crushed pale malt, what quantity of DME would I require for subtitution to achieve a similar brew?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It's good that you said "similar" because there is no exact conversion. Using about 3.75 lbs of DME would be close.
5/8/2006 -- I will soon be moving deep into the south pacific - that means hot and humid, and a long way to ship. I was thinking about stocking up on supplies here before the move. What kind of shelf life can you put on the DME, hops (pellet vs leaf?), and dry yeast?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: With dry malt extract, as long as it is kept sealed, and dry, it will last indefinately...or at least a year. Hops are best refrigerated, but they are small, and it's easy to do. Figure a year on them also. Pellets will last a little longer. Dry yeast will last at least a year. If refrigerated, it will last 2-3 years.Can I come with you? . . .
1/24/2006 -- Does HH Dry Malt Extract mean hopped dry extract? I searched your site for hopped dry extract but only found HH dry malt extract. I am most reluctamt to order items which are not clearly labelled. If I found hopped dry malt extract on your site it should be called hopped and have some indication of hops bitterness inherent.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No. HH stands for Homebrew Heaven. All of our dry malt extracts are unhopped. Only canned syrup extracts are hopped.
1/24/2006 -- Do I have to compensate and add more water when using dry malt extract instead of the malt extract syrup?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I suppose a LITTLE more water is called for in order to make up the full 5 gallons. That's the key, to get your final volume to what it should be.The difference between using dry malt vs syrup is only about a quart in a 5 gallon batch.
1/21/2005 -- If I wanted to use malt for priming, what product would you suggest I use?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would use light dry malt extract. Here is a link to a one pound bag:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Product=424
11/15/2004 -- How much extra time should I allow in the bottle when substituting DME for Priming Sugar?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: About an extra week. Maybe 10 days.
2/20/2004 -- What are the advantages of Dry Malt Extract over Liquid Malt Extract? Dry seems that it would be easier to handle and store, but I have always used liquid...is there any reason not to use DME for my next homebrew?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Absolutely none. It is really the same product, with all the water removed.Dry malt extract is easier to use and store alright. You can use less, as well, because all the water has been removed. It is about 20% more concentrated than the syrup type, so if you use say 7 lbs of syrup, only about 5 lbs of dry malt extract is required. Saves . . .
9/5/2003 -- Do the dry malt extract products contain amylase enzyme? Could you use these malts to help convert raw grains?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, the enzymes have been used/destroyed in the extraction process. They cannot be used to help convert raw grains. A small amount of amylase enzyme powder will help do the trick.
7/4/2003 -- How much dme does it take to equal 1 lb. of bulk liquid extract?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: DME is about 20% more concentrated (by weight) than liquid malt extract. So:0.8 lb DME = 1 lb LME or,1 lb DME = 1.2 LME
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