DetailsBriess Dried Malt Extract- Pilsen is the lightest colored brewer's grade malt extract available. Use alone for light-colored beers, or with specialty malts to brew beers of all styles. Excellent for boosting gravity and yeast propagation. Made from Pilsen Malt and Carapils® Malt.. Color: 2.0 °L.
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4.9 / 5.018 ReviewsRidiculously wonderfulHands down the best malt I have used. Sure this malt will not have as pronounced a flavor as other darker malts but weigh that against the fact that you can always add more flavor with specialty grain but you can never take it away. I have literally used this malt in English/American IPAs, dark IPAs, Irish Reds, Smoked Irish Reds, Tripels, stout, sweet stout, Alt Bier, Saisons, various nut browns, spiced beers, holiday beers, pumpkin beers and the list goes on and on. And not one of those times have i been disappointed. I would definitely suggest getting the fifty pound bag however. I live in Kansas and shipping to me is $20 dollars which puts a pound of this malt at $3 which is a ridiculously good price. And DME can be stored for a long, long time so even if you are not a super frequent brewer...you'll always have some on stock.March 26, 2013A super dried malt extract...A good malt is the base for any beer, and in the world of extract brewing, a quality malt extract is the single most essential element for building a good beer. The Briess DME which I've reieved from Midwest, is always first-rate, which is mostly determined by quality of freshness. I've never had problems with leaks in bags or clumpiness resulting from moisture. Everything is always shipped properly and I recommend to anyone. Additionally, if you're looking to give your brew a personal touch, adding a pound of this to any of your recipes with give it additional ABV. Cheers!!December 9, 2012My favorite for LagersThis is a great light colored dry malt for Czech and German lagers. Just finished up a Rauchbier using this as the base malt along with 3 pounds of Weyermann's Smoked Malt. I'm quite happy with the color this produces (I used 4.5 pounds as a late addition to keep the color lighter).January 10, 2013Can't beat thisThis is perfect for light lagers. This saves me at least 90 minutes of mashing time, and tastes very good. The taste is close to what I get if I mash it myself, so to me its a bargain. I also use it in other lagers , combining it with other extracts.January 26, 2013Good for startersI use this for yeast starters for light ales because the lightness does not create any unwanted flavors in light ales.February 14, 2013good productUsed this for a pilsner and a yeast starter...worked well for both. Great light body in the pilsner, but still full of flavor.February 27, 2013Good base maltNot only is it a good base malt, because Pilsner malt needs to be boiled for 90 minutes, this saves you an extra 90 minutes and the fuel, compared to mashing it yourself. Good value.May 16, 2013Sure beats a 90 minute boilDoing all grain if I need Pilsner malt in a recipe I have to boil it for 90 minutes after I'm done mashing. Instead I can use this extract and save 30 minutes. It tastes pretty good, though not quite as good as all grain. Its convenient and a time saver and gives good beer.July 11, 2013pilsen dmeVery light in color. Makes a crisp, dry beer. You may want to steep a few grains to help improve the body of your beer.September 12, 2013Big time saverPilsner malt has to be boiled for 90 minutes, this can be added during the last 15 to sterilize. The only reason for a longer boil is the hops oil extraction. Even for all grain, using this saves 30 minutes of boil time (60 vs 90). It doesn't taste as good as all grain, but it's still ok.December 21, 2013
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