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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
Jeffrey Lawlis on Aug 8, 2018
use for starter
Harold R on Aug 4, 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.
Jim T on Jun 26, 2018
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
Yeast starter
Jonathan M on Jun 4, 2018
Great for yeast starters!
Matthew O on Jun 2, 2018
Lightest DME available
Michael G. G on May 30, 2018
It makes good beer
Kevin C on May 23, 2018
Yeast cultivation
Graham S on May 19, 2018
yeast starter
Patrick B on May 19, 2018
looked good good reviews
William F on May 17, 2018
love this
RONALD Y on May 11, 2018
for yeast starter
Christopher G on May 10, 2018
yeast starters
Frank on May 9, 2018
it works great and is light colored
Thomas J on May 4, 2018
Erick S on May 2, 2018
Erick S on May 2, 2018
Stephen M on May 1, 2018
Use this on my "sour " starters.
Terry W on Apr 27, 2018
Use this all the time to make yeast starters with great results.
Ryan T Imondi on Apr 25, 2018
For Starters and Experimental Small Batches
Kenton C on Apr 20, 2018
used for starter
james g on Apr 18, 2018
I've lately moved from all grain to partial mash, this stuff fits the bill.
mark w on Apr 4, 2018
This is prefect for making yeast starters.
Kris Haskins on Mar 31, 2018
For lager yeast startess
Gregory R on Mar 30, 2018
I use it for starters and Beer/Cider Hybrids I make
Matthew P on Mar 28, 2018
For makign yeast starters and gravity adjustments.
John A on Mar 27, 2018
To Boost OG, and for yeast starters.
John A on Mar 23, 2018
My standard recipe base.
Ronald F on Mar 20, 2018
Best price
Amber B on Mar 16, 2018
I use it for making starters
Valued C on Mar 1, 2018
Perfect for a Wit starter
Jason H on Mar 1, 2018
Use for my starters
Kevin J on Feb 27, 2018
Elliot K on Aug 6, 2018
I use it for my yeast starters.
Ken M on Aug 3, 2018

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It works
What can I say it's dry malt. Works as is should
May 22, 2018
3 months ago
Perfect for making yeast starters.
April 20, 2018
4 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
4 months ago
Very good product
It works great for a yeast starter.
April 9, 2018
6 months ago
Great DME
I use this DME for all of my Lager starters!
February 22, 2018
6 months ago
Great for yeast starters
January 27, 2018
7 months ago
Hitting High Gravity
I brew mostly belgian style ales but my mash tun is limited to about 10 pounds of grain. My process could be described as "Mostly Mash" and I use this product to hit the higher required SGs of 1.060+. I've brewed 30 to 40 batches using this product and have been very happy with the results.

July 21, 2016
Nice addition
I try to have this onhand to bump up OG when it comes out low without having to worry about it adding too much color
May 21, 2015
Yeast Starter
My go to DME for yeast starters has never failed me yet!
May 7, 2015
My favorite DME.
I love this stuff because it the only dry extract I have ever found that actually produces a pale wort. It is perfect for making yeast cultures.
December 10, 2014