Rye Malt Extract (LME)

Rye Malt Extract (LME)

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Our  liquid Rye Extract is the best way to get that amazing spicy, rye character into an easily brewed extract beer!  This is a 9° L blend of Base Malt, Caramel 40, and Rye, which can brew an amazing beer on its own, or something even more complex when combined with other specialty malts or extracts!  This extract contains 25% Rye malt, a bit of Caramel/Crystal 40, and the rest is base malt.  Thus a 7,8, or 9 pound bag is a perfect way to make a delicious Pale Rye, Rye IPA, Amber Rye or anything else you can dream up. We would love to hear your recipe and results in a review!

Packaged in oxygen barrier foil bags that keep the extract from oxidizing. Does fresh extract make a difference ...decide for yourself!

We recommend customers store their extract in the refrigerator if they do not plan on using it within 8 weeks.

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I like it
Rene C C on Oct 8, 2020
Bruce M on Jul 22, 2020
I like it
Rene C C on Oct 8, 2020
Beauty is in the rye of the beholder
Hunter H on Sep 2, 2020
Bruce M on Jul 22, 2020
Next Home Brew Session
Albert B on Jun 1, 2020
To make Roggenbier
Kurt L on May 19, 2020
Used it before and liked the results
ron p on Feb 4, 2020
I like it
Rene C C on Aug 28, 2019
Because it is vacuum packed. I hope it will be fresher than the alternative.
Lawrence Maler on Aug 28, 2019
Wanted a Rye beer without having to do a mini-mash
Charles T on Jul 18, 2019
Brewing an Extract version of Danny's rye ipa
Steve R on Jul 2, 2019
brad e on May 25, 2019
we have used it in the past.
ron p on May 16, 2019
Wanted to make a Rye IPA
Kenneth M. B on Apr 16, 2019
I like it
Rene C C on Feb 21, 2019
Dan V on Dec 17, 2018
I like it
Rene C C on Sep 3, 2018
Trying something new
James S on Aug 27, 2018
Rye not
Ken S on Aug 20, 2018
Using extract to save time.
Michael G on Jun 12, 2018
Ken S on May 22, 2018
Tried it before and liked it.
Milton C on Apr 27, 2018
Making a roggenbier. Building big rye flavor.
Ronald W on Feb 6, 2018
William A on Feb 3, 2018
Beauty is in the rye of the beholder
Hunter H on Sep 2, 2020
Next Home Brew Session
Albert B on Jun 1, 2020
REQ Data Sheet and/or Mfg..?
William D. Bell on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Here is all the data needed for the LME from Briess.


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Taste good
Had a good taste when I brewed it. At first I didn’t think I liked it being in bags, as I was used to jars. But it was a lot easier to get it all out of the bag.
October 27, 2020
2 months ago
Not "Rye" but "Contains Rye", or "Rye Malt Mix"
I should have read the description more thoroughly. My own fault. I could tell by the lack of smell as soon as I cut into it. I was pretty disappointed to look back at the description and see that is was 25% what it was titled. It also makes me wonder what percentage it has to be to be called "Rye Malt"... 5%? 10%?

It was packed well and shipped fast.
March 30, 2020
10 months ago
makes a real tasty ale
January 26, 2019
over 2 years ago
Don't be afraid to use only this extract for your base malt
I really like the spicy flavor of rye beer. Most recipes use a combination of rye and regular malt. I experimented by using the Glass Lakes Pale Ale recipe and replacing the 7 lb of ultra light lme with 8 lb of this malt. After 2 weeks in the bottle, the rye flavor was very strong (almost off-putting). However, after 2 months of aging, the flavors mellowed out and I got exactly what I was looking for, a spicy, malty pale ale. It takes time, but worth it if you like rye ales.
January 13, 2018
over 3 years ago
We found this LME decidedly delightful having tons of aromatic spiciness and roasted grains while holding flavors of rye in line with the complimentary hop profile of the brewers choice enhancing an easy to make Rye Beer - Use this as a base in your recipe and break into the Rye World!!!!
April 6, 2016
Rye, oh my!
I had seen rye beer described as "spicy" but had no idea how that would actually taste. So, ordered rye LME and made rye ale from the extract recipe in Zainasheff's "Brewing Classic Styles." It turned out great, with a wee taste of rye, as in rye bread, and sweeter than expected. But if you think about it, rye bread tastes sweet. Right away, one would think of using say 10% rye in a known beer to add a little extra sparkle and mystery. Thank you MoreBeer for making rye LME available.
December 24, 2014