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Dried vs liquid malt extract


Tom Havens • Fort Wayne, Indiana asks,

For an all extract brew, is it ok to only use dried malt extract without liquid malt syrups?


There is absolutely no reason not to use dried malt extract (DME) exclusively for your recipes, although there are fewer choices in color with dried extracts than there are with liquid extracts.
Response by Ashton Lewis.