poor efficiency how much DME?

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poor efficiency how much DME?

Post by bottles » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:45 pm

Hi all,
Tried making my first lager yesterday. Not sure where things went wrong. Aimed for 25 lts final volume ended up with 30 Litres in fermenter. Could be that I realised I couldn't use my mash tun so went BIAB. The issue is the SG is now 1.035 or there about and I was aiming for at least 1.040.

I'm thinking of putting in 1kg of DME. What's the best way of adding it? Boiled in a litre of water to dissolve and sterilise, or just chuck it in the fermenter?

Andrew

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poor efficiency how much DME?

Post by LeeH » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:01 am

You don’t have to sterilise it, just throw it in.


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Re: poor efficiency how much DME?

Post by IPA » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:03 am

LeeH wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:01 am
You don’t have to sterilise it, just throw it in.


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Re: poor efficiency how much DME?

Post by Jim » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:22 am

IPA wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:03 am
LeeH wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:01 am
You don’t have to sterilise it, just throw it in.


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In fairness, if it's straight from an unopened pack it should be sterile, though I would still probably boil it up in some water (but I'm paranoid about infections).
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poor efficiency how much DME?

Post by LeeH » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:01 pm

After brewing countless kits with DME, boiling is a waste of time and energy IMO.

Nobody on the Ditch’s stout thread seems to have any bother?


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Re: poor efficiency how much DME?

Post by IPA » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:58 am

LeeH wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:01 pm
After brewing countless kits with DME, boiling is a waste of time and energy IMO.

Nobody on the Ditch’s stout thread seems to have any bother?


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Re: poor efficiency how much DME?

Post by SouthfolkBrewing » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:09 am

For the sake of 5 points I would leave it alone

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Re: poor efficiency how much DME?

Post by bottles » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:46 pm

I wa hoping for a lager of 4% abv. The sg would at best give 3% abv. Not a problem if it was only me drinking it. But I was making b this for an upcoming party.
I put the dme in dry. Which I regret as it all lumped up and may not have fully dissolved. Which is why I was thinking of dissolving it in some water.
Andrew

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