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DME?

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smilingwyvern

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What is DME? I was told to use it as an ingreient for a braggot. :-\
 

David Baldwin

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Oh, now THAT clears up a few bits of confusion on my part.

I'm used to thinking of DME as Diatomaceous Earth - which is used in some sand filtration units for swimming pools.

Couldn't quite figure out how it worked as an ingredient in braggot.
 

JamesP

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For completeness,

LME is the liquid variety.

Malt is where they start germinating the barley to convert starch to sugars.
And that's about the limit of my knowledge on malt ::)
 

JoeM

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As was said, DME is Dried Malt Extract. Its a shortcut used by homebrewers to cut down on the amount of whole grain that needs to be handled at home. The manufacturer malts the grain as usual and then cooks it into a wort as you would in your home if you were all grain brewing. the wort is then sprayed in a thin layer onto a surface and allowed to dry. the resultant powder is DME.