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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Pilsner DME is the best DME!
Noel M on Nov 23, 2021
Great for starters or extra gravity points
Jason P on Nov 20, 2021
Pilsner DME is the best DME!
Noel M on Nov 23, 2021
Yeast starters
Elias C on Nov 22, 2021
Great for starters or extra gravity points
Jason P on Nov 20, 2021
Used it before
Chris D on Nov 17, 2021
Sg adjustment and yeast starter
Ken V on Nov 16, 2021
add body without adding much color for red xmas ale/starter
rory T on Oct 30, 2021
making a belgian single
Wade A W on Oct 28, 2021
Chris C on Oct 26, 2021
Nathan B on Oct 22, 2021
For yeast starters.
Ricky J on Oct 19, 2021
Yeast starters
Kevin B on Oct 15, 2021
Yeast Starters
Rob Smith on Oct 8, 2021
To make yeast starters
Frank on Oct 8, 2021
neat color
Rick P on Oct 8, 2021
Joseph T on Sep 30, 2021
Use as a yeast start for all my pilsner malt all grain recipes.
Daniel Z on Sep 18, 2021
To help with efficiency and starters.
Stephen L on Aug 17, 2021
Yeast starters
Daniel S on Aug 11, 2021
Best Deal
Todd P on Aug 9, 2021
Used for first time and love it, need more
Jacob R on Aug 7, 2021
Need it for my starter
Aaron P on Jul 23, 2021
Its what i use for 2L starters
Darren W on Jul 20, 2021
So the yeast has something to convert into alcohol
Brian A M on Jul 19, 2021
Good DME for starter
JOHN DUNLOP on Jul 1, 2021
To ferment
Brian A M on Jun 29, 2021
To ferment
Brian A M on Jun 29, 2021
Overall great base malt for light ales.
Tom K on Jun 17, 2021
Yeast Starter
Joseph T on Jun 16, 2021
Keep around to make yeast starters
Stephen G on Jun 14, 2021
Yeast Starters and emergengy gravity adjustment!?
Dylan K on Jun 10, 2021
I use DME for yeast starters and priming sugar.
Sheila S on Jun 9, 2021
to spread in my yard to attract ants :P just kidding
Russell Copeland on Jun 7, 2021
Need some shorter brew days
Jonathan H on Jun 3, 2021
To make yeast starters.
Michael G on Jun 3, 2021
To increase gravity
MIKE W on Jun 2, 2021
By using the correct adjunct grain you can make any style.
Chris S on May 29, 2021
Save money
Steven L on May 25, 2021
I use this for yeast starter
Michael S on May 25, 2021
For adding specific gravity to wort
MIKE W on May 19, 2021
yeast starters
Peter B on May 17, 2021
Best stuff to make a yeast starter with
Dave P on May 8, 2021
Need something to start yeast and bottle condition
Jay F on May 7, 2021
To build yeast starters.
Kyle Heon on May 6, 2021
William H. B on May 6, 2021
Need to make a starter soon.
Joseph C on May 5, 2021
good for priming
c S on May 1, 2021
used to make yeast starters
Harold R on Apr 21, 2021
Gives lighter color to the beer.
charles leroy guest on Apr 20, 2021
To get free shipping now, will use these later
David P. V on Apr 20, 2021
For the American Wheat
David P. V on Apr 20, 2021
Yeast starters
Elias C on Nov 22, 2021
Used it before
Chris D on Nov 17, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great product. Used many times before in various recipes. Using this pound size package to augment sugar in a hard cider and add a little more body/ dimension.
November 26, 2021
3 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best DME
Always the best DME and my go-to for quick extract batches.
October 23, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Exactly what I need.
Great for starters and to increase the preboil gravity if needed
August 9, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very consistent product
I have used the DME for some time for my yeast starters. Always consistent. Great product.
July 13, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good product
Nice light color fermentable, neutral, for use in many applications.
June 2, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Smells good
I liked the Pilsner malt, the grind was nice. I used it in a Partial Mash Mr. Beer HME based recipe, to make an Abbaye Ale. It is still fermenting but smells nice.
March 2, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Are use this for my yeast starters when I need them. Works great!
January 18, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use this to make starters
I use this to make starters, I follow a 1/10 ratio, so for a 1 liter starter I would uses 100 grams of DME, and 1000 ml of water. This gets me to a gravity of about 1.040. Its a great way to hedge my bets and get a great fermentation every time.
December 6, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good to have on hand
I'm fairly new to AG brewing so my efficiency isn't that great. I use a couple of ounces if my preboil reading is a little low.
November 12, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
For making starters
Does the job when making starters. Never use it for anything else.
September 22, 2020
over 3 years ago