Quantcast

Ldme As Base Malt

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

Luek

Well-Known Member
Joined
25/12/11
Messages
83
Reaction score
0
I have a surplus of LDME and dextrose and want to use it as a base malt to test out a few things which I won't go into detail about (I'm on my phone, typing is a pain)

Just wondering if anyone has done this before and what ratio of malt:dextrose:water will result in "normal" (ie 4-5%) beer
 

JakeSm

Well-Known Member
Joined
14/7/12
Messages
173
Reaction score
3
i would say it is perfectly fine to make a beer made entirly up up LDME, however the mouthfeel will be really heavy, just make sure you have balanced the heavy maltyness with enough hops to pack a punch as the malt will keep developing.

If im doing a more maltier brew then i usually go with 3:1 malt to dextrose (the dextrose will help to thin out the beer and adjust the mouthfeel) and i high AA hop (according to style) to bitter it with at 40 min.

if you are planning to use specialty grains then i would stick to the lighter ones as this LDME will colour the brew alot, so i would probably go an england/american brown or a heavier german style lager.

cheers jake.
 

kevo

Well-Known Member
Joined
27/2/07
Messages
1,057
Reaction score
101
Sure you can base a beer on LDME.

I calculate LDME at a rate of 100g/L giving me 36 gravity points per litre. Adjust from here for the gravity you are aiming for. Sub out a portion for Dex/simple sugars.

Add your extract very late (I add just before flame out) and you can make a light coloured beer - good if you are using lighter specialty malts. Boil it for an hour and it will darken up.

If you're making something darker, bung the LDME in at the start!

Kev
 

Bribie G

Adjunct Professor
Joined
9/6/08
Messages
19,838
Reaction score
4,393
For a smoother beer than using dex, I'd recommend using a tub or even two tubs (500g apiece) of Chinese rice maltose syrup. Available for $2 a tub from Asian supermarkets. They use it to glaze Peking duck, chicken cuts and to make char sui. But yeasties love it and it doesn't throw out the fermentation profile so much as dex because the yeasties just recognise it as maltose which is also the main fermentable in LDME.
 

Luek

Well-Known Member
Joined
25/12/11
Messages
83
Reaction score
0
Thanks guys, got the info I'm after now.

Bribie, that sounds interesting but Chinese supermarkets unfortunately aren't a staple of rural mining towns which is all that surrounds me.

There is a Thai restaurant in the club I work at though, and a regular punter owns a Chinese restaurant, so I'll ask around.
 

Pennywise

Brewin' Beer for Crazy Clowns & Juggalo's
Joined
11/5/08
Messages
4,311
Reaction score
14
Depends what type of dme it is. Whats the brand?
 

mwd

Awful Ale Apprentice
Joined
25/7/08
Messages
2,513
Reaction score
83
Thanks guys, got the info I'm after now.

Bribie, that sounds interesting but Chinese supermarkets unfortunately aren't a staple of rural mining towns which is all that surrounds me.

There is a Thai restaurant in the club I work at though, and a regular punter owns a Chinese restaurant, so I'll ask around.

seen it in Coles in the health food section at about $3.50 for 500g. I used some in my latest stout.
 
Top