Dry Malt Extract (DME) is produced by heating liquid barley extract and spraying it from an atomizer in a heated chamber. Strong air currents keep the malt extract droplets suspended until they dry and settle to the floor. DME is identical to liquid malt extracts (LME) except for the additional dehydration and lack of hopping. DME is not hopped because hop compounds would be lost during the final dehydration.
- As a base for your favorite extract recipe
- To increase the gravity (and thus alcohol) of beer kits
- To replace dextrose (sugar) that comes with some beer kits
- To prime beers for bottle conditioning
- Yeast Starters