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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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Jason F on Jan 14, 2020
Dragos N on Jan 11, 2020
Jason F on Jan 14, 2020
Making a Yeast starter kit
Chris M on Jan 13, 2020
Dragos N on Jan 11, 2020
making starters
Ryan K on Jan 3, 2020
Pay me for my opinion
Andrew R on Dec 31, 2019
Douglas M on Dec 31, 2019
yeast starter
jeff b on Dec 27, 2019
Lightest malt for Yeast starters.
Brian T on Dec 19, 2019
Will add a pound of malt to the two kits (plus I have more crystal and hops)
Joe S on Dec 19, 2019
best choice for pilsner
Nishi M on Dec 18, 2019
Andrew A on Dec 14, 2019
DENNIS B on Dec 13, 2019
Peter J on Dec 13, 2019
yeast starters
Nicolas R on Dec 9, 2019
Heather S on Dec 3, 2019
Save money
Steven L on Dec 2, 2019
yeast starters
Patrick B M on Nov 22, 2019
use this for yeast starter
Hussam E on Nov 21, 2019
i make my own starters in a pressure canner, easy peasy
Chad S on Nov 19, 2019
Good for starters.
Nicholas C T on Nov 18, 2019
For yeast starter
Richard B on Nov 12, 2019
Love this extract for yeast starters
Lee Theuriet on Nov 7, 2019
To make a starter
Brian B on Nov 5, 2019
For yeast starters
Alan C on Oct 29, 2019
Yeast starter
Michael B on Oct 26, 2019
Making Starters
Matthew P on Oct 22, 2019
I like brewing with this stuff and it's also great for giving your yeast doughs a boost!
Michael E on Oct 21, 2019
I use 4oz per 1.5 liters of water to make a yeast starter
J M on Oct 18, 2019
yeast starter
Kent d P on Oct 17, 2019
Leonard B on Oct 17, 2019
Great consistent product
Daniel B on Oct 7, 2019
for a Place Ale
Christopher V on Oct 3, 2019
Use this for yeast starters
Duane W on Oct 2, 2019
yeast starter
Forrest Samuels on Sep 23, 2019
Makes good starters
Charles C on Sep 9, 2019
I like this product and have used it before.
Lawrence Maler on Aug 28, 2019
Iain I on Aug 28, 2019
Yeast starters
Patrick B M on Aug 28, 2019
Nicholas L on Aug 28, 2019
Good general purpose DME for yeast starter.
Andy S on Aug 28, 2019
to make yeast starters
Matthew P on Jul 20, 2019
Lighted DME available on the site
Charles T on Jul 18, 2019
Yeast Starter
James Salvi on Jul 17, 2019
Mostly yeast starters but always good to have on hand
Juan Padilla on Jul 10, 2019
Need to use for first lager attempt
Duane on Jul 1, 2019
For another recipe
Scott P on Jun 22, 2019
For another recipe
Scott P on Jun 22, 2019
Yeast starter
Joe M on Jun 20, 2019
for a starter
Christian C on Jun 18, 2019
to make yeast starter
Valued C on Jun 7, 2019
Making a Yeast starter kit
Chris M on Jan 13, 2020
making starters
Ryan K on Jan 3, 2020

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I use this DME for making yeast starter.
December 18, 2019
1 month ago
Good for yeast starters on my ipa
December 10, 2019
1 month ago
Fantastic base malt
For my all extract Pilsner recipe, this has been the primary base malt. Great consistent quality.
November 27, 2019
4 months ago
Great for yeast starters
I prefer the lightest DME for starters, and this fits the bill nicely.
November 6, 2019
2 months ago
It works. Good stuff
It works for my yeast starters.
June 25, 2019
7 months ago
Great buy!
The Briess DME works just as it should! Great price too. I use it for priming and yeast starters.
June 4, 2019
7 months ago
Great malt. Exactly as described.
March 11, 2019
1 year ago
Use to carbonate beer.
I use this in place of corn sugar for carbonating my beer. I use 3/4C malt to 2 cups boiling water. Boil 5 minutes then add to the wort immediately. Stir for a minute and fill and cap bottles. Sample after 21 days.
February 27, 2019
12 months ago
Very good DME
Nice and light, just what I wanted.
January 19, 2019
1 year ago
Perfect Yeast Propagator
Only used for yeast propagation; I need to try brewing with it.
January 4, 2019
1 year ago