8/26/2015 – how much dry rice extract would i need to make a 5 gallon batch of beer
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Hard to say. Most beers are made entirely from barley malt, although a few contain a small percentage of rice to lighten the color and body of the beer. Budweiser is an example.For a 5 gallon batch, I would start out using about 3 to 4 lbs of dry malt extract, combined with 1 lb dry rice extract.
2/24/2014 – I would like to split this into two mr. beer size batches. would one pound of lme suffice in place of sugar? I thought about using an extra light or pilsen lme in one batch and maybe a light in the other to see how they compare. is one pound per batch good or should I bump it to 1.5 per batch?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: One pound should do it nicely.For convenience, I would use dry malt extract. We sell it in one pound bags. If you want to keep it very light in color, our dry rice extract would also work just fine.
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.
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. . . .
11/24/2008 – I have been experimenting with using rice in my brewing, will this Enzyme help convert rice starches to fermentable sugars?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not sure, really. Have never tried mashing with rice only. My feeling is that the additional enzymes should HELP convert the rice into fermentable sugars. After all, Budweiser and some Asian beers use rice, and I haven't heard of them requiring different enzymes.Another approach is to use rice that has already been converted. Similar to . . .
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 . . .
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 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on Saturdaysand 11:00am-3pm on Sundays
9/26/2006 – Maybe you won't want to answer my question because I am making yogurt instead of beer! I have a recipe that calls for liquid malt extract. Do you know if someone with celiac disease can eat barley malt extract?I tried to order dry rice malt extract and the system denied me access because I am located in Botswana, Africa. My mailing . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Barley malt extract does contain gluton, but not as much as wheat. We do have dry rice malt extract, and we are happy to send it to Virginia. You will need to call us to place the order. We do have a minimum order of $15 as well. Call 1-425-355-8865.Also, there is another option: Many homebrewers are now making gluton free beer, using . . .
4/10/2006 – I have a wheat/gluten alergy (Celiac Disease). i would like to use just rice-malt to brew some beer. any advice (recipes)? is the rice-malt gluten free?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We are certainly not MD's or celiac experts, but it is our understanding that you should limit your intake of wheat, rye, barley, oats, or their counterparts. Wheat is high in gluton, and barley is not as high as wheat. Most beers contain primarily barley, altho wheat is found it weizen-type beers, and other grains, such as rice is found in . . .
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.
7/8/2005 – Is it true that rice syrup solids can be used to "boost" the alcohol level in beer ? How much would need to be used to make 2-3 points increase?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I need to be specific here. Rice syrup SOLIDS (like some places sell) are not fermentable, therefor contribute nothing to the alcohol. Dry (malted) rice extract SUGARS, like what we sell, are fermentable and DO contribute to alcohol levels. In 5 gallons, one pound raises the alcohol level by about 1% (by volume). 3 lbs will raise it about . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
7/4/2003 – 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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