Pale Ale Dry Malt Extract (DME)

Pale Ale 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.

Pale Ale DME: 100% Pale Ale Malt; Water

Pale Ale is a flavorful and unique DME available from Briess. A rich malty flavor with hints of nuts and biscuit, it can be used in the production of most beer styles, either as a base or to boost gravity.  The proprietary malting process creates a malt extract that is not only darker than golden light, but one that is rich and complex.

Typical Analysis:

  • Color: 6.0º Lovibond 
  • Fermentability: 75%
  • Solids: 97%
  • 1.043 PPG
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Base for brown ale
JAMES T on Jun 3, 2020
Yeast starters
Eric B on May 28, 2020
Base for brown ale
JAMES T on Jun 3, 2020
For yeast starter.
Paul H on May 29, 2020
Yeast starters
Eric B on May 28, 2020
I need this
Leal, G on May 28, 2020
recipe ingredient
Sharon P on May 22, 2020
always handy to fix OG or prep starters
Isidro J Z on May 19, 2020
Recommended by other brewers
Alexander R on May 14, 2020
Need a boost in OG
APRIL N on May 13, 2020
For making yeast starters
Jacob H on May 12, 2020
Instead of liquid
Mike M on May 8, 2020
Raise starting gravity
Lisa W on May 8, 2020
fits well with my base and my starter
Manuel R on May 5, 2020
It was there
William F D on May 4, 2020
to bring up gravity of wort
Christopher W on Apr 29, 2020
To make beer with.
Gregory G on Apr 28, 2020
for priming
David L on Apr 28, 2020
Makes good beer
Tim R on Apr 28, 2020
Reggie g on Apr 28, 2020
To make starters
Brent on Apr 25, 2020
Yeast starter
John D on Apr 25, 2020
To make beer
Ben D on Apr 25, 2020
Make yeast starter
David Snyder on Apr 22, 2020
Michael C on Apr 15, 2020
brewing bitters
Devon T on Apr 9, 2020
because i like pale ales, and i've used this before, so i know it's easy to use
Thomas H on Apr 7, 2020
Pale ale style
Charlie B on Apr 6, 2020
Nice to have on hand for starters/extra malt
Alexander C on Apr 5, 2020
Yeast starters
Marge on Apr 1, 2020
Carbonation and starters
Valued C on Mar 28, 2020
Mix w 2lbs of the liquid extract and 2.66oz of german select hops and its magic.
Lau A on Mar 27, 2020
Yeast starters
John A on Mar 27, 2020
To make a yeast starter
Peter S on Mar 26, 2020
Great for pitching a yeast starter.
GLEN A TOWERY on Mar 26, 2020
Consistently good beer.
Michael H on Mar 25, 2020
out of malt
lizbeth c on Mar 21, 2020
Make a starter.
Ryan H on Mar 21, 2020
See above.
Laddie K on Mar 21, 2020
Using for bottle conditioning
Carolyn B on Mar 18, 2020
grow the good yeast to pitch rates
Devon R on Mar 17, 2020
Yeast starter
Mark R on Mar 16, 2020
make starters
Ethan T on Mar 13, 2020
Gravity adjustments
Chris on Mar 7, 2020
Standard DME; good brand
Ben M on Mar 6, 2020
Cole M A on Mar 5, 2020
Tom e on Mar 3, 2020
Chris P on Mar 3, 2020
Strong ale recipe
Levi W on Feb 8, 2020
For yeast starter
Kevin Conroy on Jan 20, 2020
Richard G on Jan 15, 2020
to adjust the OG on my batch
Lori S on Jan 14, 2020
For yeast starter.
Paul H on May 29, 2020
I need this
Leal, G on May 28, 2020

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Step between East brew and all grain
Perfect for our mash extract brews. Keeps our brew light.
May 26, 2020
1 month ago
I use this all the time for yeast starters. Works great. I’ll even through it a batch of beer now and again to bump ABV.
May 16, 2020
1 month ago
Great for making Yeast Starters
I've been using this to make yeast starters and it has worked fantastically. I'm using 100 grams (3.5oz) per liter and come out with solid 1.040 wort.
Yeast Starter in my 5 liter Erlenmeyer flask
Yeast Starter in my 5 liter Erlenmeyer flask
April 3, 2020
2 months ago
Does exactly what it's supposed to.
November 4, 2018
1 year ago
Must have inventory for any home brewer
I use this mostly for yeast starters but always keep 3-5lbs on hand for when my mash decides to come up short. I hate it when that happens. Powdery brew day insurance ftw. Moorebeer packages in a nice thick multiple-mil bag. Once you open it, you'll want to reseal that bad boy or it will pull all the moisture out of the air and turn to hard candy. I recommend one of those vacuum sealer food bag systems.
October 14, 2018
over 2 years ago
Good for a starter
I use this for yeast starters. For this purpose, it's perfect.
June 30, 2018
over 2 years ago
A little here. A little there.
I pitch my yeast the day before I brew. I use this for my ale yeast pitch and a lil kick extra in the boil too. Works like a champ!
June 8, 2018
over 2 years ago
the start of something great !
Love the fact that these DME's come in the half pound size in all varieties. I use these to start my yeast for my 10 gal ,yield, all grain batches of beer. Starting the yeast in a flask on the stir plate gets things off to the races quickly and I have never had a failure, due to starting the yeast proofs the viability.
March 27, 2018
over 2 years ago
I used this to make a Belgian Pale ale. The ale turned out quite tasty.
March 26, 2018
over 2 years ago
great to always have in inventory, good for yeast starter and OG booster
February 18, 2018
over 2 years ago