Dried Rice Extract | DRE | Rice Sugar

Dried Rice Extract | DRE | Rice Sugar

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  • Boost the alcohol content of your beer without adding sweetness
  • Highly fermentable sugar source that is gluten free
  • Perfect for increasing gravity with minimal flavor contributions
  • 1 lb adds roughly 1% potential alcohol (PA) to 5 gallons of beer

With Dried Rice Extract (DRE) you are essentially adding a flavorless, fermentable sugars to your beer. It lightens flavor and adds alcohol without leaving sweetness behind. It works well for light style beers, or any beer where you want to add fermentables without increasing body.

Sugars by weight: 5% Glucose, 42% Maltose.

Gluten free.

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DIPAs without too much sweetness!
Andrew K on Sep 7, 2022
American lager
Richard Zielinski on Apr 20, 2022
DIPAs without too much sweetness!
Andrew K on Sep 7, 2022
Making a light be
Erin D on May 2, 2022
American lager
Richard Zielinski on Apr 20, 2022
Because we like beer!
Chris H on Mar 9, 2022
Have used BrewVint, but have not tried DME before!
Steve on Jan 22, 2022
william w on Dec 27, 2021
An easy extract lager recipe is 1 lb DRE, 3 lbs pilsner
Noel M on Nov 23, 2021
To make domestic style beer
Stephen B on Aug 12, 2021
Increase OG in gluten free beer
Wm Mark J on May 27, 2021
Mitchell D on May 19, 2021
Recipe called for it
Brad H on Apr 28, 2021
Looking for ingredients to produce a gluten free beer
Andrew on Mar 23, 2021
Back-up for gravity
Derek E. W on Mar 8, 2021
For drying out extract beers
Noel M on Dec 3, 2020
add a little extra ABV to gluten free beer
Thomas K on Nov 21, 2020
Up %
kyle s on Nov 6, 2020
Want to try it
Peter Novota on Jun 16, 2020
Gluten free and I use a lot
Todd W on May 7, 2020
brewing a light lager
Richard S on May 5, 2020
Mark W on May 2, 2020
To make gluten free beer
Valued C on Mar 26, 2020
For a sort of rice mead.
Neil Gordon on Jan 27, 2020
Gluten Free and harder to find
Todd W on Jan 13, 2020
New recipe
Cesar on Dec 28, 2019
Need it for a recipe
Peter j on Dec 13, 2019
trying to bump the alcohol up on Gluten free beer kits
mj on Dec 5, 2019
I wanted extra alcohol content
Paul A on Sep 23, 2019
Felt like trying it for making a light blonde
Dean D on Jun 5, 2019
lite ale recipe
CJ on Jun 4, 2019
Lighten beer
jim wells on Mar 30, 2019
Rice Lagers
Ryan D on Feb 8, 2019
Making a light be
Erin D on May 2, 2022
Because we like beer!
Chris H on Mar 9, 2022
Is rice extract used the same way as DME? Or, should it be added sometime later in the boil?
Richard Vargas on Jul 22, 2022
BEST ANSWER: DRE isn't barley derived so it won’t give you additional malt characteristics, basically only more alcohol with little difference in flavor. Usually I add the DME later in the boil to bring up the gravity when it’s not hitting my mark. DRE can be used all kinds of ways, I use it mainly in yeast starters when I want a neutral starter solution to make mead and beer. I probably didn’t answer your question but tried to give you a little information to let you decide.
Is this Gluten-free?
JOHN STANLEY on Apr 16, 2023
BEST ANSWER: By itself rice is Gluten Free. That said, I can't say whether or not Brewmaster has the controls to prevent cross contamination at their production or packaging facilities. You should contact them directly.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Handy to have on hand
In addition to the obvious use in pale lagers, this can be used in emergencies when your mash fails to hit your predicted target gravity. It can be added at the end of the boil to boost the gravity without adding any flavors that change the intent of your recipe.
November 29, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simple alternative to flaked maize
Making an American lt lager, so gives a slightly cleaner flavor than flaked maize, but somehow different than just adding dextrose. Have had good success using this about 60 DME:40 Rice for lt lagers and made to the NHC finals this past year...
November 22, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
First time using it and love be it
September 21, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Used for a GF IPA
One of the ingredients used to make a GF IPA. No one has detected it is a GF brew.
September 21, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Nice product, get ready to stir and wait.
Be ready to stir this for awhile and turn off your burner. It turned into a giant ball of sticky granules that resembled rock candy. Eventually I did get it to dissolve by heating it up slowly to avoid scorching and stirring for about 30 min. The product was just as it advertised. I did notice the label says gluten free but the number one ingredient listed is barley malt which is known to have gluten in it. If you have celiac I would research this to be sure.
September 20, 2019
over 4 years ago