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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For my yeast starters
Micky Baeza on Jun 30, 2020
I like Pilsen Bier
James McCord on Jun 19, 2020
For my yeast starters
Micky Baeza on Jun 30, 2020
Yeast starters
Brian S on Jun 28, 2020
I like Pilsen Bier
James McCord on Jun 19, 2020
Yeast starters
Edward P Petroski I on Jun 18, 2020
Kyle Lane on Jun 17, 2020
needed for recipe Julius treehouse clone
Sea Rogers W on Jun 16, 2020
yeast starter
spencer scott F on Jun 13, 2020
For bumping up gravity without adding color.
Michael L on Jun 12, 2020
yeast starters
Michael D on Jun 9, 2020
Convenient size and light color
Mark D on Jun 9, 2020
Yeast starters
Peter T on Jun 9, 2020
Used to increase gravity on special ales
Neal C on Jun 6, 2020
Yeast starter.
Stephen M on Jun 3, 2020
Great for Starters!
Michael F on Jun 3, 2020
yeast starter
Jeffrey d on Jun 3, 2020
Nick on Jun 1, 2020
Steven P on May 28, 2020
Yeast starter
Ryan K on May 20, 2020
Edward W on May 19, 2020
availability, good service and a low price, and i have used it previously
jeffrey h on May 19, 2020
Familiar product
Joseph S on May 18, 2020
to make starters
Andrew B W on May 18, 2020
To make yeast starters
Matthew R on May 16, 2020
Donald S on May 14, 2020
Starter for Pilsner
Bill M on May 13, 2020
For lager yeast starters
Steve C on May 5, 2020
My choice for West Coast DIPA partial mashes
David K on May 1, 2020
Bill R on Apr 30, 2020
to increase abv
Skott W on Apr 30, 2020
For making starters
Scott J on Apr 30, 2020
For starters
Antonio Martinez on Apr 27, 2020
yeast starter
David F on Apr 23, 2020
yeast starters
Brian R on Apr 23, 2020
Yeast starters
Jakob Sachteleben on Apr 23, 2020
For my yeast starters.
Micky Baeza on Apr 21, 2020
Patrick L on Apr 16, 2020
Only one available
Anita R on Apr 16, 2020
base malt
Zachary F on Apr 15, 2020
Making yeast starters
Chris Moon on Apr 12, 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
Yeast starters
Brian S on Jun 28, 2020
Yeast starters
Edward P Petroski I on Jun 18, 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 months ago
Great for yeast starter!
February 10, 2020
5 months ago
I use this DME for making yeast starter.
December 18, 2019
7 months ago
Good for yeast starters on my ipa
December 10, 2019
7 months ago
Fantastic base malt
For my all extract Pilsner recipe, this has been the primary base malt. Great consistent quality.
November 27, 2019
9 months ago
Great for yeast starters
I prefer the lightest DME for starters, and this fits the bill nicely.
November 6, 2019
8 months ago
It works. Good stuff
It works for my yeast starters.
June 25, 2019
1 year 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
1 year ago
Great malt. Exactly as described.
March 11, 2019
over 2 years 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