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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Pilsner DME tastes best/finishes dry enough for extract IPAs
Noel M on Dec 3, 2020
Chris Sager on Nov 22, 2020
Pilsner DME tastes best/finishes dry enough for extract IPAs
Noel M on Dec 3, 2020
Sean S on Nov 30, 2020
Chris Sager on Nov 22, 2020
ryan d on Nov 20, 2020
For a recipe and yeast starters.
Eric C on Nov 14, 2020
mark searle on Nov 11, 2020
partial mash brewing
MITCHELL M on Nov 7, 2020
Making yeast starters
travis k on Nov 7, 2020
Robert H on Oct 28, 2020
for yeast starter
Robert J on Oct 20, 2020
Light color, convenient size, good price
Mark D on Oct 15, 2020
Thomas C on Sep 29, 2020
I came for activated charcoal and saw this deal!
Amadeo F on Sep 23, 2020
yeast starter
Michael S on Sep 18, 2020
Easy yeast starter
evan c on Sep 15, 2020
My electric brew kettle has low efficiency past 8-10lbs grain, using for a partial mash
Kent Cramer I on Sep 11, 2020
Yeast starters, hop tea tasting
Oliver I on Sep 10, 2020
yeast starters
Michael B on Sep 5, 2020
Yeast Starters
Michael B on Sep 5, 2020
I use for making yeast starters
Eric B on Sep 2, 2020
light color
Andrew W on Aug 28, 2020
For yeast starters!
Jeffery C on Aug 26, 2020
Evan D B on Aug 24, 2020
Yeast starter
Jeff L on Aug 19, 2020
Masahiro Kitano on Aug 18, 2020
i like the taste and odor
Tom H on Aug 14, 2020
Consistently works well
Mark on Aug 13, 2020
To make yeast starter for turning wort into beer
Jeremy N on Aug 6, 2020
Light malt extract for making starters
Valued C on Aug 4, 2020
Yeast starter
Rick Hausauer on Jul 31, 2020
perfect for making yeast starters
Eric O on Jul 29, 2020
To serve as a dried Malt extract
Nicholas M on Jul 24, 2020
Brian C on Jul 24, 2020
For my yeast starters
Micky B. on Jul 21, 2020
To have on hand
John R on Jul 16, 2020
To build up a yeast with a starter
andrew T p on Jul 16, 2020
Years starter
Jeff L on Jul 16, 2020
yeast starters
Dylan K on Jul 10, 2020
Yeast starter
Andrew H on Jul 6, 2020
For my yeast starters
Micky B. 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
Pete T on Jun 9, 2020
Sean S on Nov 30, 2020
ryan d on Nov 20, 2020

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Good to have on hand
I'm fairly new to AG brewing so my efficiency isn't that great. I use a couple of ounces if my preboil reading is a little low.
November 12, 2020
2 months ago
For making starters
Does the job when making starters. Never use it for anything else.
September 22, 2020
over 2 years ago
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
8 months ago
Great for yeast starter!
February 10, 2020
10 months ago
I use this DME for making yeast starter.
December 18, 2019
1 year ago
Good for yeast starters on my ipa
December 10, 2019
1 year ago
Fantastic base malt
For my all extract Pilsner recipe, this has been the primary base malt. Great consistent quality.
November 27, 2019
1 year ago
Great for yeast starters
I prefer the lightest DME for starters, and this fits the bill nicely.
November 6, 2019
1 year 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