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Liquid Malt Extract (Extra Light)

What it does :

Use this extract to make pale-colored beers. Liquid malt extract provides the base fermentable for your beer and eliminates the need for you to mash grains. For an all-extract recipe, the liquid malt extract may comprise up to 100 percent of the fermentables by weight. However, for a partial or specialty-grain recipe, it provides up to about 80 percent of the fermentables, with the balance provided by base malts and specialty grains that add unique flavor, aroma, and color characteristics to the beer.

What it is:

Liquid Malt Extract (Extra Light) is a barley malt extract product that is pale straw, or 2.5 Lovibond, in color. It is made from the fermentable sugars that have been extracted from malted barley. The extract manufacturers produce wort on an industrial scale and then reduce it to a syrupy, fermentable product ready for use.

Vital Statistics


Color (Lovibond):

2.5

Specific Gravity (SG):

1.033 - 1.037


Dosage:

Liquid Malt Extract (Extra Light) is a base malt and be up to 100 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:

Because liquid extract is highly viscous, you should soak the container in hot water prior to use so that the extract will flow easily into the brew pot. Dry malt extract can be easier to handle and is slightly more fermentable per unit weight.

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Liquid Malt Extract (Extra Light)