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Dry Malt Extract (Wheat)

What it does :

Use this extract to make wheat beers. Wheat dry malt extract augments the base fermentable for your beer and eliminates the need for you to mash whole grains. It can be up to 40 percent of the fermentables by weight. The remaining fermentables are provided by barley extract, base malts and specialty grains that add unique flavor, aroma, and color characteristics to the beer. Note that it is slightly more fermentable per unit weight than liquid malt extract.

What it is:

Dry Malt Extract (Wheat) is a wheat malt extract product that is pale straw, or 2 Lovibond, in color. It is made from the fermentable sugars that have been extracted from malted wheat. The extract manufacturers produce wort on an industrial scale and then evaporate most of the moisture away, which results in a powdery fermentable product ready for use.

Vital Statistics


Color (Lovibond):

2

Specific Gravity (SG):

1.04


Dosage:

Dry Malt Extract (Wheat) is a base malt and can be 5-70 percent of your grist. Of course, the actual amount you need depends on the style of beer that you are making. Use our brewing calculators to compute the exact amount you need to achieve your specific original gravity and color targets.

Preparation:

Dry malt extract comes in a powder form ready for you to use. Dry malt extract does not require pre-heating like its liquid counterpart. You add it directly to the brew pot for boiling into wort.

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Dry Malt Extract (Wheat)