Malt Extract - part 2!

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Malt Extract - part 2!

Post: # 276163Post Calum
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:14 am

What are the differences - in terms of both final product and actual practice of using - between cans of malt extract and dried malt extract. I've never used dried before. Worth trying?

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Re: Malt Extract - part 2!

Post: # 276165Post wulf
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:44 pm

I'm not sure about the shelf life on dried malt extract but I've read various things that suggest the liquid form doesn't keep brilliantly and also tends to a darker colour. That tin from the back of the shelf at the homebrew store will probably still produce a drinkable beer but not as good as it would have been with a fresher tin.

I've been using a "brew in a bag" approach and supplementing the quantity I can produce with my available boiling pot by adding DME (increasing the gravity, giving scope to dilute it later). However, it is again a bit of a compromise not least because it means that a good proportion of the maltose in my wort comes from unspecified sources rather than the grains I have picked as part of my recipe, and thus I'm working on ideas to avoid any malt extract addition.

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