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Pilsner Dry Malt Extract (DME)

Pilsner 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.

Pilsen DME: 99% Pilsen Malt; 1% Carapils Malt; Water

Pilsen Light is the lightest DME available from Briess. With a subtle malty flavor, it can be used in the production of any beer style, either as a base or to boost gravity.  

Typical Analysis:

  • Color: 2.0º Lovibond (8º Plato)
  • Fermentability: 75%
  • Solids: 97%
  • 1.043 PPG

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Yeast starter
Jeremy on Dec 8, 2018
To make a starter wort
Robert F G on Dec 6, 2018
Yeast starter
Jeremy on Dec 8, 2018
For future brewing & free shipping
Cavaille S on Dec 7, 2018
To make a starter wort
Robert F G on Dec 6, 2018
Use it for starters
Mark A on Dec 4, 2018
Supplies to brew in Africa
Nathan C on Dec 3, 2018
Supplies to brew in Africa
Nathan C on Dec 3, 2018
yeast starter malt
James S on Dec 3, 2018
to brew a pale ale
Jill T on Nov 30, 2018
Joshua B on Nov 21, 2018
To make a starter
Scott M P on Nov 17, 2018
Making yeast starters
John B on Nov 17, 2018
Light color, convenient size
Mark D on Nov 17, 2018
For yeast starters
Robert F G on Oct 29, 2018
John M on Oct 24, 2018
I use 10 lbs 12oz of grain for 7 gal of wort. Then I add a pound of DME as an adjunct to boost the alcohol level. Comes out to about 1.055
Timothy Chilcoat on Oct 12, 2018
to increase the malt content in a kit
Ronald M on Sep 26, 2018
used for starters (pretty much starters on every batch)
Trevor P on Sep 25, 2018
yeast starters & Gravity adjustment
William S on Sep 24, 2018
Always handy to have
Jeremy D on Sep 18, 2018
To make a starter
Lucas H on Sep 18, 2018
Use it to make starters
Craig Z on Sep 13, 2018
High quality DME and pure white foam
Thomas J on Sep 10, 2018
use to beef up gravity if need be
Frank S on Aug 31, 2018
Making yeast starters
Kenneth J W on Aug 30, 2018
Best base extract for IPA in my experience
Justin D. K on Aug 30, 2018
WENDELL R on Aug 29, 2018
Gravity Adjustments and Yeast Starters
Dustin P on Aug 28, 2018
Yeast starter
MIKE H on Aug 25, 2018
for starter
tom j on Aug 16, 2018
yeast starter
Jeffrey Lawlis on Aug 8, 2018
Elliot K on Aug 6, 2018
use for starter
Harold R on Aug 4, 2018
I use it for my yeast starters.
Ken M on Aug 3, 2018
New recipe
Allen B on Jul 31, 2018
I like pilsners
Robert L S on Jul 30, 2018
For starter
Mark B on Jul 24, 2018
Making the least malty IPA possible
Justin D. K on Jul 19, 2018
I use these to make yeast starter
Will S on Jul 16, 2018
For various recipes and yeast growth.
Mark J. S on Jul 13, 2018
Easiest way to make a starter.
Michael Beattie on Jul 10, 2018
For a yeast starter
Jeffrey B on Jul 10, 2018
cream ale
Zachary M on Jul 7, 2018
Used in Belgian Winter warmer brew.
Andrew P on Jul 3, 2018
Favorite base for extracts
Robert Shanks on Jun 26, 2018
Need a little boost to O.G.
To make a straw colored beer
Adolph W on Jun 26, 2018
use for yeast starter
Ben B on Jun 11, 2018
Yeast starter and boosting OG
Jack S on Jun 8, 2018
made it before and I like it
RONALD Y on Jun 6, 2018
for yeast starters
Oscar Rueda on Jun 4, 2018
For future brewing & free shipping
Cavaille S on Dec 7, 2018
Use it for starters
Mark A on Dec 4, 2018

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Go to DME
This is my go to DME for Yeast Starters. I purchase only one type of DME to simplify things and since this is the lightest SRM DME MoreBeer has it seemed a no brainer. It doesn't change anything color-wise on either a light beer or a dark beer when you pitch your Yeast Starter.
This always seems fresh and is simple to use.
December 8, 2018
11 months ago
Great dry extract use for most beers
October 11, 2018
10 months ago
Versatile use malt extract
I’ve used this product for yeast starters, standard saisons, brett saisons, and American wild ales. It produces a great backbone for any beer and mixes easily for making starters. With a little creativity you can use this one product to make a myriad of different beers.
September 9, 2018
3 months ago
Primo stuff. Party on!
This stuff is pure 100% Bavarian White. Garrentteed to make your yeast starter primo.
August 22, 2018
4 months ago
It works
What can I say it's dry malt. Works as is should
May 22, 2018
7 months ago
Perfect for making yeast starters.
April 20, 2018
8 months ago
Great to have on hand all the time, used mostly for starters and late kettle gravity adjustment. Would not be without it.
April 16, 2018
8 months ago
Very good product
It works great for a yeast starter.
April 9, 2018
10 months ago
Great DME
I use this DME for all of my Lager starters!
February 22, 2018
10 months ago
Great for yeast starters
January 27, 2018
11 months ago