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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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Need something to start yeast and bottle condition
Jay F on May 7, 2021
Lager
William H. B on May 6, 2021
Need something to start yeast and bottle condition
Jay F on May 7, 2021
To build yeast starters.
Kyle Heon on May 6, 2021
Lager
William H. B on May 6, 2021
Need to make a starter soon.
joecreep on May 5, 2021
good for priming
c S on May 1, 2021
used to make yeast starters
Harold R on Apr 21, 2021
Gives lighter color to the beer.
charles leroy guest on Apr 20, 2021
To get free shipping now, will use these later
David P. V on Apr 20, 2021
For the American Wheat
David P. V on Apr 20, 2021
bump ABV
william G on Apr 15, 2021
yeast starters
FIlippo P on Apr 15, 2021
My Standard
David K on Apr 13, 2021
Yeast starter
Irene garden p on Apr 8, 2021
To use with a yeast starter
Christian F on Apr 8, 2021
for starters
Patrick J. M on Apr 7, 2021
Make a starter
Charles C on Apr 7, 2021
Light color and good price
Mark D on Apr 6, 2021
Experiments and after the fact additions
Eugene H on Apr 1, 2021
Growing yeast
troy g on Apr 1, 2021
Yeast propagation
Chris H on Mar 30, 2021
make a starter
colm g on Mar 30, 2021
I need this to make a yeast starter. Briess DMEs are always good quality.
Michael M on Mar 29, 2021
For Starters
LANCE W IDEKER on Mar 25, 2021
Use it for feeding yeast starters.
Robert C on Mar 18, 2021
To make yeast stater for lager and IPA
John P on Mar 16, 2021
Starter making
Scott J on Mar 11, 2021
It's great for yeast starter
Paul H on Mar 9, 2021
Back-up for gravity
Derek on Mar 8, 2021
Yeast Starters
Antonio Martinez on Mar 4, 2021
For yeast starters
David A on Mar 3, 2021
Yeast Starters
Douglas M on Mar 1, 2021
I need it to brew beer
Valued C on Feb 25, 2021
Yeast starter
Thomas S on Feb 23, 2021
best for petri dishes
Kimberly K on Feb 18, 2021
convenience - I only do 2 gal brews
Nick C on Feb 17, 2021
yeast starter
Michael B on Feb 12, 2021
Experimenting
JARED WOOD on Feb 9, 2021
use for starters
Mark A on Feb 9, 2021
I use this for yeast starters
Kenneth J L on Feb 2, 2021
Because I'm out
Benjamin F on Jan 29, 2021
Easy use
Floyd on Jan 27, 2021
cause
Sean S on Jan 27, 2021
Make yeast starters, fix low OG on brew days
Mark Jensen on Jan 27, 2021
To up the SG of my all grain batches
Alex M on Jan 23, 2021
yeast starters
Jacob H on Jan 23, 2021
Yeast starter and GU corrections
Steve H on Jan 19, 2021
to keep on hand
Duane H on Jan 14, 2021
good to have on hand for gravity shortfalls
Valued C on Jan 8, 2021
Yeast starter
lance on Jan 1, 2021
making a german pilsner
Matt H on Dec 24, 2020
To build yeast starters.
Kyle Heon on May 6, 2021
Need to make a starter soon.
joecreep on May 5, 2021
Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
31 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Smells good
I liked the Pilsner malt, the grind was nice. I used it in a Partial Mash Mr. Beer HME based recipe, to make an Abbaye Ale. It is still fermenting but smells nice.
March 2, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Starters
Are use this for my yeast starters when I need them. Works great!
January 18, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use this to make starters
I use this to make starters, I follow a 1/10 ratio, so for a 1 liter starter I would uses 100 grams of DME, and 1000 ml of water. This gets me to a gravity of about 1.040. Its a great way to hedge my bets and get a great fermentation every time.
December 6, 2020
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
For making starters
Does the job when making starters. Never use it for anything else.
September 22, 2020
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for yeast starter!
February 10, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use this DME for making yeast starter.
December 18, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good for yeast starters on my ipa
December 10, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic base malt
For my all extract Pilsner recipe, this has been the primary base malt. Great consistent quality.
November 27, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago