4/15/2016 – I am trying to decide how many bags of American Style DME to buy since I'm just starting out and wonder what the shelf life is on the unopened bags if kept refrigerated? Like most new projects, I'm sure this will go in fits and jerks until I master the process...
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The American Style DME is pretty shelf stable and should last at least 1 year when NOT Refrigerated. The powdered malts need a cool yet dry, moisture free storage area. The malt would eventually harden if stored in the fridge, making it quite difficult to melt in your boil but not unusable. Hope this helps. Cheers!
2/12/2014 – Does DME contain amylase for converting starches like the malt or are they denatured in the process?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Dry malt extract has already gone thru the conversion process and is, in effect, malt sugar. No amylase is necessary.
10/28/2013 – Will there any noticeable difference in flavor between light, amber, and dark DME?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes. Amber and dark DME are made from a combination of grains, such as 2-row, 6-row and chocolate. Maybe even a little toasted malt. As you might expect, these additions add a little "chocolaty and toasty" flavors. Depending on how much DME is used it can be quite noticeable.
7/3/2013 – Is the HH Dry Malt Extract you sell unhopped?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes. All of our dry malt extracts are unhopped.
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). We call it American Style DME.See the products linked below.
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
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. This shouldn't be a factor as long as you aren't using really "old" LME. We don't sell that. The only reason I bring it up is that some folks have tried to brew a quality beer using a few cans of LME that has been in "uncle Earl's" garage for years. Bad idea. Especially if the cans are bulging...
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)!
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. It's sworn enemy is water and moisture.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. If moisture is present, DME can actually "harden" into malt chunks, but even then, if can be used for brewing.
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 Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
1/31/2007 – I'm interested in purchasing pale malted barley. I would prefer to use an extract versus using grain brewing. It appears that the pale malt extract syrup would be the appropriate extract. I prefer using dry extracts. Which of the DME's is equivalent to this extract syrup?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Usually, the term "pale malted barley" refers to grain, like 2-row. Malt extract is what is made FRoM it. For a dry malt extract, that would be our HH Dry Malt Extract - Light. Here is a link to that category.
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 Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10am-6:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdaysand 10am-3pm on Sundays
9/4/2005 – Are these DME's hopped? Or would I need to get hops to put in it. Otherwise I would assume all is needed is this package and yeast?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No. All of our dry malt extracts (DME's) are unhopped. You will need some hops, and yeast (as well as water) to make beer.
3/28/2005 – i have a recipe for Whistlers Scottish spring ale and it calls for 10 lbs of liquid dark extract, can i substitute a dry malt (and how much) or which liquid extract do you recomend??
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, you can substitute dry malt extract for liquid (syrup) extract. 8 lbs of dry malt extract is equivalent to 10 lbs of liquid extract.
3/1/2005 – What's the difference and advantage/disadvantage of rice malt extract against 100% barley and wheat/barley combination?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Rice malt extract is VERY very light in color, for making "American style" beers. There is also not much flavor.
2/1/2005 – Where can I buy the hops to brew the beer? I live in Plainview, Texas....would love to brew my own. But, I need the ingredients to brew it. will buy your equipment, so....where can I buy the goodies to brew it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here! We have a large selection of hops, yeasts, grains and everything you need in the way of ingredients. Here is a link:A good way to get started is to choose one of our ingredient (recipe) kits. They get you started the right way!
11/6/2004 – I cannot find malt, liquid, powder, (organic) or whatever making for making my homemade bagels,,,do you have it???
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Probably the most convenient form for you is dry malt extract. We have it. We also have liquid malt extract.links provided
10/5/2004 – I understand DME is 20% more concentrated than LME, but what are the percentages to an all grain batch.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: That percentage is more difficult to determine. Some brewers are very "efficient" when doing all-grain brewing, and get higher extraction that others. Generally speaking, they get 60-90% of the available malt sugars from the grain, but that varies widely. Different equipment, different brewers/techniques, different temperatures, different grains...they all play into the starting gravity.For example: for a 5 gallon batch, an all-grain brewer may use 10-11 lbs of grain. To get the same gravity you might use 7 lbs of malt extract syrup, or about 6 lbs of dry malt extract. These numbers are VERY approximate, remember!
6/28/2004 – I am looking to buying Malt extract in powder form.Do you have this product?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we do! Here is a link to the Dry Malt Extract category:
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 no reason not to use DME. 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 $$ on shipping, too!
2/19/2004 – In the directions for a pale ale you refer to "DME" as a sub for priming sugar, however, a search for "DME" returns "American Style Dme", a bulk malt extract. Am I not reading something correctly or is there a another form o/style of DME? I want it for bottling, what should I be looking for?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Ooops. We should have defined that. DME stands for dry malt extract. It is available in light, amber, dark and even wheat. See below for a link to the Dry Malt Extract section of our website.For bottling purposes, light DME is probably best. Use about 1.25 cups per 5 gallons for priming (carbonation).
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.
7/20/2003 – How many lbs. of DME does it take to make 5 gal. of ale?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Well, that depends on the type of ale. An "average" amount might be 4.5 lbs, however. This is equivalent to about 6 lbs of malt syrup.
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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