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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I like brewing with this stuff and it's also great for giving your yeast doughs a boost!
Michael E on Oct 21, 2019
yeast starter
Kent d P on Oct 17, 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 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 S 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
For starters. Works great.
Michael P on Jun 3, 2019
Ryan M on Jun 1, 2019
Moon Juice ingredient!!!
Winslow J on May 31, 2019
making yeast starter
James B on May 23, 2019
For priming. Never used DME before.
LIAM PATRICK M on May 21, 2019
recipe required
Cheng Ying S on May 3, 2019
Yeast starter
Maciej B on May 1, 2019
yeast starter
Christopher B on Apr 29, 2019
Yeast starter
Charles Barnett on Apr 19, 2019
I find DME to be an easy and quick way to make great tasting braggots.
Thomas D on Apr 15, 2019
good reviews. and i make beer
David B on Apr 11, 2019
yeast starter
Dan S on Apr 4, 2019
Need for starter.
Ferdinand Reetz I on Apr 2, 2019
starter media
John P on Mar 26, 2019
I like to use this for my base malt.
C C on Mar 24, 2019
Daryle S on Mar 22, 2019
to make starters
Eric E on Mar 21, 2019
Yeast starters!
John A on Mar 21, 2019
starters, and easy to make hop samplers
Adam A on Mar 14, 2019
Playing around with malts in some recipes. New to me.
James van E on Mar 12, 2019
Looking to do some fast brew days and for starters
Isaac Ramsey on Mar 5, 2019
Gotta keep some of this on hand for gravity corrections..
Curtis Pastor on Mar 5, 2019
yeast starters
Aaron S on Mar 1, 2019
To make starters
Brandon L M on Feb 26, 2019
to boost the SG in my 25 gallon partial mash APAs
Yerger Andre on Feb 26, 2019
great for starters
Joshua G on Feb 25, 2019
I use 4oz per 1.5 liters of water to make a yeast starter
J M on Oct 18, 2019
Leonard B on Oct 17, 2019

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It works. Good stuff
It works for my yeast starters.
June 25, 2019
4 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
5 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
9 months ago
Very good DME
Nice and light, just what I wanted.
January 19, 2019
11 months ago
Perfect Yeast Propagator
Only used for yeast propagation; I need to try brewing with it.
January 4, 2019
11 months ago
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
1 year ago
Great dry extract use for most beers
October 11, 2018
1 year 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
1 year ago
Primo stuff. Party on!
This stuff is pure 100% Bavarian White. Garrentteed to make your yeast starter primo.
August 22, 2018
1 year ago