Dark Dry Malt Extract (DME)

Dark Dry Malt Extract (DME)

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Dried Malt Extract (DME) is the primary sugar source in extract brewing and can be used in partial-mash or all grain brewing to adjust flavor, color and gravity of brews.  DME can also be used to increase head retention and body. Many brewers choose nutrient rich DME as the sugar source for making yeast starters as well. Briess dried malt extracts are made from 100% malt and water.

Dark DME: 54% Munich Malt 10L; 30% Base Malt; 13% Caramel Malt 60L; 3% Black Malt; Water

Traditional Dark is an excellent dark malt extract . With an intense, sweet and malty flavor, it can be used in the production of many beer styles, either as a base, to boost gravity or for color and flavor enhancement. Contributes strong flavors to darker beer styles such as: Red ales, Brown ales, Amber ales, Oktoberfests, Bocks/Dopelbocks and can be used for color adjustments in lighter beer styles. 

Typical Analysis:

  • Color: 30.0º Lovibond (8º Plato)
  • Fermentability: 75%
  • Solids: 97%
  • 1.043 PPG

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rolling the dice
George B on Oct 21, 2021
Brew a Black IPA
William M on Sep 3, 2021
rolling the dice
George B on Oct 21, 2021
For a yeast starter and to increase the alcohol content of the beer slightly.
Clay Bridgewater on Oct 8, 2021
Brew a Black IPA
William M on Sep 3, 2021
Ken S on May 11, 2021
Details said it was good for Oktoberfest type beers
Gerald C W on Apr 1, 2021
was recommended to me
Brian L H on Feb 16, 2021
gets alcohol number up
Ken S on Feb 10, 2021
Michael S on Jan 26, 2021
all around versatile for porters and stouts
Robert J on Jan 16, 2021
Using for a Dark German Lager
Steve Z on Jan 16, 2021
I like to kick up the body and ABV of my dark winter beers.
Chad K on Nov 17, 2020
see above
Alan G on Oct 24, 2020
Mark M. S on Sep 21, 2020
Because is a Good product and FREE shiping
Jose Antonio Da S on Sep 18, 2020
I wanted it!
Larry P on Aug 27, 2020
prof p on May 16, 2020
Matthew P on May 7, 2020
for a stout
Ronald K on May 2, 2020
Michael C on Apr 15, 2020
Easy to use
William H. B on Mar 26, 2020
add to beer recipe
James S on Jan 21, 2020
Richard G on Jan 15, 2020
Used before
Bob Petty on Dec 12, 2019
to make a stronger beer with more flavor
eric a on Sep 17, 2019
Alexander G G on Sep 5, 2019
To make my strong, dark beers even stronger.
Ronald J on Aug 31, 2019
For another batch
dgrodi on Aug 30, 2019
used to make yeast starter
Joe P on Aug 28, 2019
For making a great stout ale
Neil D on Aug 28, 2019
Like to add the dark rich color to most brews
DANIEL S. on May 5, 2019
It is complex and easy to use.
Merlinus M on Mar 22, 2019
To make a dry Irish stout for St. Paddy's Day...!
John Baker on Jan 28, 2019
Works well in porters and stouts
William H. B on Oct 12, 2018
Cuban colada chocolate stout recipe
Alexander P on Oct 3, 2018
Clay Bridgewater on Aug 23, 2018
add to liquid malt to boust number
Ken S on Aug 20, 2018
Brandon P on Aug 6, 2018
Choice of DME and LME for good beers
Cristian Torres S on Jul 20, 2018
Yeast Starters
Jeff Faldowski on Jul 14, 2018
Excellent brown ale ingredient
Valued C on Jul 11, 2018
Great product
Jimmie J B on Jun 26, 2018
I bought for a friend, he is trying different brews
Jack A on May 31, 2018
Ken S on May 22, 2018
Richard D. L on May 21, 2018
yeast starter
CHAD C on Feb 26, 2018
To add flavor and color to my stout
Kenneth R on Jan 27, 2018
Trying this for a dark beer
Darrell W on Jan 22, 2018
For a yeast starter and to increase the alcohol content of the beer slightly.
Clay Bridgewater on Oct 8, 2021
Ken S on May 11, 2021

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Dark DME
Added this bad boy to some sludge i made and it helped make it more fermentashus. ABV was 10.22%
July 18, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for my yeast starters.
It works perfect for making yeast starters.
February 5, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Time Saver!
Have been using for years, a great malt extract to be used in blending of your brews.
May 1, 2014