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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Good gravity booster
Aaron K on Oct 27, 2020
I use it to make beer
ERNESTO C on Oct 13, 2020
Good gravity booster
Aaron K on Oct 27, 2020
Gary R on Oct 20, 2020
I use it to make beer
ERNESTO C on Oct 13, 2020
to jack up the alcohol
Bill M on Sep 29, 2020
Brian C. L on Sep 24, 2020
It's a standard yeast starter item
Tom J on Sep 21, 2020
For a yeast starter
Jeffrey H on Sep 21, 2020
Benjamin K on Sep 14, 2020
to make a starter
Elisha L on Sep 2, 2020
Von Wotring on Aug 29, 2020
Recipe calls for it
SHAILESH G on Aug 27, 2020
Make starters
Chromebook User on Jul 28, 2020
for yeast starter
Benjamin Allen W on Jul 27, 2020
yeast starter
Ethan M on Jul 27, 2020
Need for beer
Will C on Jul 22, 2020
to make yeast starters
Jeremy K on Jul 20, 2020
Need it for starters
Steve K on Jul 14, 2020
starter easier with dry imo
Xavier F on Jul 9, 2020
I want to add extra body to my initial boil
Tom W on Jul 8, 2020
So easy when I don't want to brew all grain
Craig Peacock on Jul 6, 2020
in case i need during brewing for higher gravity
Jacob K on Jun 30, 2020
Yeast starter
Cep on Jun 23, 2020
to make starters
Stephen S on Jun 12, 2020
Base for brown ale
JAMES T on Jun 3, 2020
For yeast starter.
Paul H on May 29, 2020
Bill S 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
good to ramp up OG and give a bit more alcohol content
Tripp M on May 12, 2020
Instead of liquid
Mike M on May 8, 2020
Raise starting gravity
Lisa W on May 8, 2020
Keep in stock for starters
Jamie S on May 5, 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
Gary R on Oct 20, 2020
to jack up the alcohol
Bill M on Sep 29, 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
5 months 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
6 months 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
7 months ago
Does exactly what it's supposed to.
November 4, 2018
over 2 years 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