25li Bulk LME

Discussion on brewing beer from malt extract, hops, and yeast.
johnnyboy1965
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Re: 25li Bulk LME

Post by johnnyboy1965 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:22 pm

Summary on my OP
Negatives:-
It handles like shit.
I have no control of the malt base of beers that I maybe want to brew.
Reported...No documented evidence, that it might go off.
If I want to brew a different style of beer, eg stouts/porters/milds etc I would have to do a partial mash, which defeats the whole process in the first place

Positives:-
No mashing
No sparging
Cuts a brew day down to 90 mins

johnnyboy1965
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Re: 25li Bulk LME

Post by johnnyboy1965 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:25 pm

And forgot to mention, my two brews, that I have done using LME, have a turn over of 3 weeks

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Re: 25li Bulk LME

Post by HTH1975 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:08 pm

There is a reasonable selection of LME here, certainly for most beers I can think of...

https://www.brewuk.co.uk/ingredients/su ... malts.html

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Re: 25li Bulk LME

Post by SHIELDS EXILE » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:07 pm

I always buy 20KG DMEas it stores well and LME can turn molded through air in the partly used container .the dry stuff is easier to handle and pour into the brewing vessel.For oneKG of pale grain I use 75% ofLME or65%of DME.i get the dry extract from Bintang , Indonesia,and it is very cheap.

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Re: 25li Bulk LME

Post by sandimas » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:16 am

A bit late to this thread but I absolutely know where you are coming from johnnyboy. I did Extract brewing for many years before moving to AG, everyone said "you won't look back when going AG" but I was underwhelmed and think my beers were as good with Extract as they were with AG. The only thing with AG is you can use a greater variety of malts. I've now settled on a half-way house technique: I do a mash but top it up with 1kg DME which means I can do everything BIAB on the hob with a smaller volume and quicker cool-down time.

One thing I would say is that the quality of LME is variable: I had some brews with the dreaded homebrew twang, and one brand of LME in particular produced this every time. I never had it with Coopers LME. But Coopers is expensive, so I moved over to DME and never had the twang. If you keep an eye out with the various homebrew suppliers you can get 1kg of DME for under £5, whereas LME is nearly a tenner a tin.

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