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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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Starter production
Sam F on Apr 7, 2020
great for starters
Jim I on Mar 31, 2020
Starter production
Sam F on Apr 7, 2020
I use DME sometimes pitch yeast and sometimes to bump ABV.
Robert F on Apr 1, 2020
great for starters
Jim I on Mar 31, 2020
Cream Ale Recipe
Zachary F on Mar 30, 2020
For a yeast starter
Karl T on Mar 27, 2020
yeast starter
Andrew A on Mar 25, 2020
save money
Steven L on Mar 24, 2020
as a yeast starter
Jay E on Mar 24, 2020
Christy S on Mar 21, 2020
For a starter
Cole M A on Mar 20, 2020
need some for starters
David on Mar 19, 2020
To calm down surly wort
Casey B on Mar 16, 2020
To make beer
Lawrence Maler on Mar 10, 2020
Increase ABV in recipe kit
Dennis Killebrew F on Mar 10, 2020
light color
Chris P on Mar 3, 2020
American Lager.
Steven U on Feb 27, 2020
Shawn f on Feb 22, 2020
To make a starter.
Kevin C on Feb 19, 2020
I make small batches (2 gallon) this DME worked perfect for my Traditional Czech Pilsner.
Ken V on Feb 6, 2020
Mushrooms have to eat too!
Hunter H on Jan 25, 2020
yeast starter
Zachary S on Jan 25, 2020
Cider making
James S on Jan 21, 2020
Yeast Starter
JUSTIN G on Jan 21, 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 Trausch 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 DME sometimes pitch yeast and sometimes to bump ABV.
Robert F on Apr 1, 2020
Cream Ale Recipe
Zachary F on Mar 30, 2020

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Good stuff.
Product as described and promtly delivered. Never had any quality or freshness issues with this brand or supplier.
A pound of this dme gives equivalent gravity as about 0.7lbs grain,
March 30, 2020
3 weeks ago
Great for yeast starter!
February 10, 2020
2 months ago
I use this DME for making yeast starter.
December 18, 2019
4 months ago
Good for yeast starters on my ipa
December 10, 2019
4 months ago
Fantastic base malt
For my all extract Pilsner recipe, this has been the primary base malt. Great consistent quality.
November 27, 2019
6 months ago
Great for yeast starters
I prefer the lightest DME for starters, and this fits the bill nicely.
November 6, 2019
5 months ago
It works. Good stuff
It works for my yeast starters.
June 25, 2019
10 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
10 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
1 year ago