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Golden 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.

Golden DME: 99% Base Malt; 1% Carapils Malt; Water

Golden Light is an excellent light malt extract . With a malty flavor, it can be used in the production of any beer style, either as a base or to boost gravity.  Slightly darker and richer in biscuity/bready flavors than Pilsen extract. Preferred in the production of most ales.

Typical Analysis:

  • Color: 4.0º Lovibond (8º Plato)
  • Fermentability: 75%
  • Solids: 97%
  • 1.043 PPG

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Using in my yeast starter
Alexander M. on May 21, 2018
yeast starters
CLINT S on May 19, 2018
Using in my yeast starter
Alexander M. on May 21, 2018
yeast starters/free shipping
CLINT S on May 19, 2018
yeast starters
CLINT S on May 19, 2018
Just good to have around for yeast starters.
Valued C on May 16, 2018
VINCENZO D on May 16, 2018
need it for a starter
Ryan Tedlock on May 9, 2018
Great fro priming and yeast starters
Daniel T on May 8, 2018
Raise ABV
Liane S on Apr 26, 2018
for yeast starter
william n on Apr 25, 2018
Yeast starters
Harry G on Apr 23, 2018
DENNIS G on Apr 21, 2018
Picked this for starters
K T on Apr 19, 2018
Great price
Darrick V on Apr 10, 2018
Perfect for yeast starters.
Mike T on Apr 3, 2018
I use this all the time to make my yeast starters
Chad R on Mar 22, 2018
Yeast starter
Bradley P on Mar 22, 2018
Need it for starters mostly
Greg S on Mar 16, 2018
For a yeast starter.
Valued C on Mar 16, 2018
Looking to boost my 60 shilling ale kit a bit
Dave M on Mar 16, 2018
Yeast propagation
Robert H on Mar 16, 2018
Robert J on Mar 6, 2018
Used it before and needed more.
Celestino T on Mar 3, 2018
to make a starter
Toby Gillespie on Feb 23, 2018
I need to grow up bottle dregs
Matt M on Feb 20, 2018
Roy R on Feb 20, 2018
used for yeast starter, want something light in color
Lawrence F on Feb 17, 2018
For Yeast starter
Tim M on Feb 16, 2018
Need for yeast
Michael H on Feb 13, 2018
I use this as my base malt in my IPAs.
Wayne K on Feb 12, 2018
substitute grain base
Richard R on Feb 10, 2018
great for using as a yeast starter
bill h on Feb 8, 2018
like to have dry malt extract around
Robert R on Feb 8, 2018
Yeast starters
Charles B on Feb 7, 2018
Because I prefer to brew with DME.
Glennn S on Feb 7, 2018
for my yeast starters
Douglas P on Feb 7, 2018
Good DME
Dave P on Feb 6, 2018
To make yeast starters.
Hunter S on Feb 6, 2018
DAVID J R on Feb 3, 2018
Yeast starter
Kenneth R on Jan 27, 2018
for starter
scott p on Jan 26, 2018
starters are key
Todd B on Jan 24, 2018
Yeast starters
Eric S on Jan 23, 2018
Yeast starter
Joshua G on Jan 23, 2018
For starters
Steve T on Jan 23, 2018
To make yeast starter.
Anthony L on Jan 18, 2018
Yeast Starters
Aaron S on Jan 15, 2018
increase gravity
BRADLEY C B on Jan 15, 2018
I make a lot of yeast starters......
Griffin L on Jan 13, 2018
For coreections and yeast starters
Eric H on Jan 13, 2018
Yeast starter for out of date yeast
Mark A P on Jan 12, 2018
yeast starters/free shipping
CLINT S on May 19, 2018
Just good to have around for yeast starters.
Valued C on May 16, 2018

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very nice DME for yeast starter
For IPAs and NEIPAs this is a great DME to use for the yeast starter.
April 25, 2018
1 month ago
Great stuff use it a lot!!!
February 14, 2018
4 months ago
Excellent Product
Briess Golden Light DME is my go-to DME for making yeast starters. I've made 60-70 starters using this product. I wouldn't use anything else.
February 8, 2018
4 months ago
I use it for pitching yeast.
Does the trick. And if I feel like a wee bit more C2H6O I will toss some DME in boil for my all grain recipes.
February 7, 2018
4 months ago
I like the packaging. The DME is fresh. I just brewed a pale ale with it today. I anticipate a tasty beer in a few weeks!
January 27, 2018
4 months ago
Works well for starters
I use this exclusively for doing yeast starters.
January 25, 2018
4 months ago
a Starter of Yeasts
Easy to store, easy to use and always on-hand to whip up a healthy, wholesome, ready-to-go yeast starter.
November 27, 2017
Brett will dry this out
I've had trouble getting this to dry out with some yeasts, however I made a Saison Brett with Dupont yeast and B. Vrai and the Brett chewed through this.
May 8, 2017
This is a really convenient product for starters.
May 22, 2015
Another Satisfied Customer
Always order a few pounds. Very handy to have around. Staple ingredient.
May 12, 2015