Which brand of LME

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Which brand of LME

Post by Sadfield » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:59 pm

Going to do my first Extract brew (went straight to AG) for a local homebrew club competition. What is everyone's preference for Brand? We're doing APAs so it'll be light.

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Re: Which brand of LME

Post by Clibit » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:01 pm

I'm more for DME myself.

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Re: Which brand of LME

Post by Sadfield » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:17 am

That's always an option. Have read that there is a marginal benefit to quality if LME is fresh, so wondered if there was a consensus of any brand being better. Will probably end up using DME anyway.

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Re: Which brand of LME

Post by Clibit » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:16 am

I've not used it but the Maltmiller LME looks worth a go.

http://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.ph ... t&catId=59

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Re: Which brand of LME

Post by sandimas » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:34 am

I've just done a couple of brews with HBC's LME, too early to tell how good as one is conditioining and the other is still fermenting. It was a bit more liquid than the usual Coopers LME I use and I had to brew a litre or two short to get the desired OG, but for a fiver a tin (half the price of Coopers) I thought I'd give it a go
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Re: Which brand of LME

Post by Rookie » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:41 pm

Whichever brand lme you get make sure it's fresh.
I'm just here for the beer.

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Re: Which brand of LME

Post by sandimas » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:36 pm

[quote="Rookie"]Whichever brand lme you get make sure it's fresh.[/quote]

Good point, but how do you tell, especially when buying mail-order?

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Re: Which brand of LME

Post by Sadfield » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:40 pm

Thanks all, I suspect freshness is more important than brand. Wonder if Coopers and Breiss suffer in the UK through the added transport time to market.

As it transpires I didn't actually enter this comp as I got sidetracked brewing an AG imperial Stout, but plan to brew a small batch of APA using DME, tomorrow.

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Re: Which brand of LME

Post by Rookie » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:12 pm

sandimas wrote:
Rookie wrote:Whichever brand lme you get make sure it's fresh.
Good point, but how do you tell, especially when buying mail-order?
If you buy local you can see the 'best by' date. If you buy mail order you have to trust the seller to not send his old stock.
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