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Briess Dried Malt Extract - Pilsen

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Briess 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.

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Briess 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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Ridiculously wonderful
Hands 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'll always have some on stock.
March 26, 2013
A 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, 2012
My favorite for Lagers
This 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, 2013
I always keep a bag or two on hand.. You can raise the gravity of your beer or use it in place of priming sugar if you have the time to spare. Priming sugar primes a little faster and leaves no added taste to your beer.
March 31, 2017
1 year ago
Prime time
I use DME as my primer, and Pilsen light is perfect for summertime brews like Kolsch. The neutral color barely affects the hue of the final product, if at all.
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Bears for Briess!
May 14, 2018
4 months ago
Can't beat this
This 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, 2013
Good for starters
I use this for yeast starters for light ales because the lightness does not create any unwanted flavors in light ales.
February 14, 2013
good product
Used 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, 2013
Good base malt
Not 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, 2013
Sure beats a 90 minute boil
Doing 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, 2013
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How much should I use for 30 gallons of mash?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the desired ABV of your beer, but a typical 7% beer would use between 6 and 7 pounds of dme per 5 gallon batch. So a 30 gallon batch size would require 36-42 pounds of dme. I use dme instead of base malt, so I'd also add to this your adjunct malts.
can this be added to wine to boost it's alcohol level?
Roger V on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: DME is typically only used in beer making. Regular table sugar will work better for wine as it is more fermentable and will not add malty flavors to the wine.

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