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  • Light DME SG

    What do you find the SG of light DME to be. The stuff I buy from the Beer Keg is not genuine beer making malt extract but Vincent assures me it works just fine. Only problem is it doesn't seem to be at the generally accepted 1,044 SG. For example yesterday I brewed and was anticipating an OG of 1,049 and only got 1,043 which indicates the DME is more like 1,039.
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  • #2
    Not being an extract brewer I don't know the details but surely the SG is dependent on dilution rates? If your SG's are on the low side, then add less water.

    Perhaps the extracts are not always as consistent as they should be.

    Just a thought?
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    • #3
      A little explanation of how it works.

      In brewing the amount of sugar in ingredients is measured in points per pound per gallon (PPG), points being the decimal part of sg. So if an extract is 44PPG this means that 1lb of the extract dissolved in 1gal of water will give you an sg of 1,044. In my case it appears as though The Beer Keg's DME is 39PPG instead of the normal 44PPG resulting in lower sg's than calculated. was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

      Will do a little experiment to measure the PPG and adjust according.
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      • #4
        Are you talking about the beer enhancer (50/50 dextrose and DME) or the DME (spray dried LME)? I know Vincent stocks both.
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