Pale Ale Dry Malt Extract (DME)

Pale Ale 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.

Pale Ale DME: 100% Pale Ale Malt; Water

Pale Ale is a flavorful and unique DME available from Briess. A rich malty flavor with hints of nuts and biscuit, it can be used in the production of most beer styles, either as a base or to boost gravity.  The proprietary malting process creates a malt extract that is not only darker than golden light, but one that is rich and complex.

Typical Analysis:

  • Color: 6.0º Lovibond 
  • Fermentability: 75%
  • Solids: 97%
  • 1.043 PPG
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For yeast starters
Terry M on Mar 1, 2023
To help with efficiency
Stephen L on Feb 17, 2023
For yeast starters
Terry M on Mar 1, 2023
Making a special beer
James M on Feb 22, 2023
To help with efficiency
Stephen L on Feb 17, 2023
Part of recipe
James P on Feb 17, 2023
Scott Ritschel on Feb 1, 2023
I use this for making yeast starters
Robert A on Jan 27, 2023
Yeast Starter
Ryan H on Jan 17, 2023
For a Yeast starter
Kevin Conroy on Dec 24, 2022
for starters...
Alexander G on Dec 23, 2022
part of recipe
Ken M on Nov 19, 2022
For yeast starters
Joshua D on Nov 4, 2022
Craft Beer & Brewing Recipe
Edward V on Oct 26, 2022
Todd L on Oct 24, 2022
To make yeast starter
Bob M on Oct 11, 2022
use to make starters
erik j on Oct 5, 2022
Making a chinook hopped pale ale
Kyle H on Sep 28, 2022
To make yeast starterreplace damaged one
Paul on Sep 28, 2022
I want to brew an amber
Bill S on Sep 26, 2022
Need for hard root beer
Edward C on Aug 27, 2022
For yeast starter
John L on Aug 23, 2022
I ran out
Gary Tilson on Aug 9, 2022
Yeast starter.
Richard Radford on Jul 15, 2022
make starter
tom f on Jul 15, 2022
need it
Mark M on Jul 15, 2022
Wild yeast harvesting
Benjamin B on Jul 12, 2022
Matthew J on Jul 8, 2022
Use for yeast starters
John W on Jun 28, 2022
Punch up the ABV
Cary B on Jun 23, 2022
Adding to my boil for a high gravity stout
Russ C on Jun 21, 2022
For growing yeast starters
Richard S on Jun 17, 2022
Need for yeast starters
Chris B on Jun 3, 2022
Patrick L on May 16, 2022
Have had good past results.
Todd Morgan on May 10, 2022
I use dme for bottling instead of sugar.
John M on Apr 1, 2022
Mike N on Apr 1, 2022
Good for reconstituting yeast
Andrew V on Mar 16, 2022
Because we like beer!
Chris H on Mar 9, 2022
I'm making beer
Mark K on Feb 24, 2022
Brewing an American Pale
Jeremy D on Feb 9, 2022
for yeast starters and in case I miss my gravity
Kyle W on Feb 2, 2022
Yeast starters
Alexander D on Jan 22, 2022
William B on Jan 10, 2022
Making a Cincinnati Pale Ale from How to Brew by John Palmer
Christopher Q on Jan 10, 2022
Red ale
Lynn B. on Jan 5, 2022
Good foundation to build a beer
Steve Z on Dec 31, 2021
used it before
Timothy H on Dec 22, 2021
John on Dec 22, 2021
I wish they had Extra Light Extract but this will do. Better than LME for keeping the lighter color while extract brewing.
Elias B on Dec 14, 2021
I plan on making a batch of beer
Shawn f on Dec 7, 2021
Marcus J Ronney on Dec 1, 2021
Making a special beer
James M on Feb 22, 2023
Part of recipe
James P on Feb 17, 2023

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Rated 3 out of 5
Highly overpriced
Purchased the .5# DME to bring an order for a wine kit up to the free shipping amount. Would not recommend buying such a small amount because it is ridiculously expensive compared to a larger package. Unless of course, you are using it as in my case.
February 25, 2023
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
good malt
turned out fantastic. dissolves well, batch was delicious
August 7, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for yeast starters
I use this for all my yeast starters. Convenient and works well.
June 30, 2022
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
More flavor than the light extract
This DME has (in my opinion) a much better flavor than the really light extracts; I use it for nearly every style unless it's a light lager. It has more grainy/bready flavor to my taste.
February 21, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Keep on hand for starters.
I brew all grain but allways keep some DME on hand for doing yeast starters.
May 5, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Step between East brew and all grain
Perfect for our mash extract brews. Keeps our brew light.
May 26, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use this all the time for yeast starters. Works great. I’ll even through it a batch of beer now and again to bump ABV.
May 16, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for making Yeast Starters
I've been using this to make yeast starters and it has worked fantastically. I'm using 100 grams (3.5oz) per liter and come out with solid 1.040 wort.
Yeast Starter in my 5 liter Erlenmeyer flask
Yeast Starter in my 5 liter Erlenmeyer flask
April 3, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Does exactly what it's supposed to.
November 4, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Must have inventory for any home brewer
I use this mostly for yeast starters but always keep 3-5lbs on hand for when my mash decides to come up short. I hate it when that happens. Powdery brew day insurance ftw. Moorebeer packages in a nice thick multiple-mil bag. Once you open it, you'll want to reseal that bad boy or it will pull all the moisture out of the air and turn to hard candy. I recommend one of those vacuum sealer food bag systems.
October 14, 2018
over 4 years ago