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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:52 pm

DME equivalent to LME?

Is a pound of dry malt extract the equivalent of a pound of liquid malt extract? Is there any particular calculation for substituting DME for LME in a recipe?
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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:06 pm

They are not equal. If you have a recipe that specifies DME, multiply the amount by 1.25 to get the necessary amount of LME. To convert from LME to DME, divide by 1.25
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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:42 pm

The conversion accounts for the weight of the water in the lme

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