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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Yeast starters
Edward A on Aug 17, 2022
yeast starters
Jeff Leepard on Jul 19, 2022
Yeast starters
Edward A on Aug 17, 2022
Michael Ingram on Aug 10, 2022
yeast starters
Jeff Leepard on Jul 19, 2022
Chris C on Jul 7, 2022
Need to finish the beer
Linda G on Jul 3, 2022
Cuz you didn't have extra light
THOMAS G on Jul 2, 2022
yeast starter
Michael Ingram on Jul 1, 2022
John L on Jun 27, 2022
For yeast starters
Jack S on Jun 14, 2022
Starters for yeast cultures.
Merlinus Monroe on Jun 9, 2022
Rob Smith on Jun 8, 2022
Patrick D on Jun 2, 2022
Excellent for making a yeast starter.
William A on May 26, 2022
Quality item
Patrick S on May 25, 2022
For yeast starter
Terry D on May 16, 2022
Always good to have on hand.
John H on May 10, 2022
For Mexican lager
Curtis N on May 10, 2022
Trying for yeast starter
Richard S on Apr 24, 2022
my base malt
Francis B on Apr 23, 2022
for a yeast starter
Larry W on Apr 20, 2022
Yeast starters and gravity adjustments
John H on Apr 20, 2022
Because I need it
Sydney H on Apr 16, 2022
Various brews and starters
Ryan C on Apr 14, 2022
make a starter
Christopher J C on Apr 13, 2022
easy to store
John R on Apr 8, 2022
Valued C on Apr 6, 2022
Making a Vanilla Coconut Pineapple Sour
Steven D S on Apr 4, 2022
To make yeast starters.
Kyle Heon on Mar 17, 2022
Because we like beer!
Chris H on Mar 9, 2022
Riley on Mar 4, 2022
Rob Smith on Mar 4, 2022
for starters!
Frederick B on Mar 3, 2022
Need some for starters
Peter B on Feb 25, 2022
Maciej B on Feb 18, 2022
Yeast Starters
Sheila S on Feb 15, 2022
Yeast starters
Nicholas K on Feb 15, 2022
need it
:Jeff W. on Feb 2, 2022
I use this for a starter.
Lewis Hunter on Feb 1, 2022
As an adjunct to all grain.
William B on Jan 31, 2022
I always undershoot my gravity.
Blake Hedlin on Jan 29, 2022
I need it to bottle some beer Lightest is the best for me
Alan G on Jan 28, 2022
Chris Sager on Jan 28, 2022
Trying dried malt for added gravity
Joel K on Jan 27, 2022
Use on all my extract brews
Gregory K on Jan 26, 2022
yeast starters
John G on Jan 22, 2022
Makes it easier to create fermentable wort for my yeast starter.
Fernando S on Jan 22, 2022
to make yeast starters.....always reliable
Pete T on Dec 30, 2021
basic requirement for brewing
William K on Dec 29, 2021
My husband is brewing a Belgium style beer
Terri L on Dec 24, 2021
like the lighter taste and look of this in my beer
charles leroy guest on Dec 10, 2021
Michael Ingram on Aug 10, 2022
Chris C on Jul 7, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
great light extract
Just finished a golden kolsch: pilsner DME with 6 oz golden malt. Terrific color and flavor.
July 2, 2022
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pilsner Dried Malt Extract (DME)
Used in our Ginger Beer Lager.
June 8, 2022
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I like this D M E works great ?? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 17, 2022
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product. Used many times before in various recipes. Using this pound size package to augment sugar in a hard cider and add a little more body/ dimension.
November 26, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best DME
Always the best DME and my go-to for quick extract batches.
October 23, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Exactly what I need.
Great for starters and to increase the preboil gravity if needed
August 9, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very consistent product
I have used the DME for some time for my yeast starters. Always consistent. Great product.
July 13, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good product
Nice light color fermentable, neutral, for use in many applications.
June 2, 2021
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Are use this for my yeast starters when I need them. Works great!
January 18, 2021
1 year ago