So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

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So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by EchoSevenNine » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:15 pm

So i think i'd like to move up the Whiskey ladder a bit with a LME recipe, rather than flavouring and oaking my neutral.

Would this be a good stepping stone for me?

Anyone point me in the direction of a solid simple recipe to get me going?

Thanks in advance, you lovely people.
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Re: So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by gaza the instructor » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:05 am

Hello mate, I had a go at making some last year.
Used a 15ltr tea urne and a brewing bag. I used
malt grain, a mix of peated and ordinary.
Made a "beer" and fermented, distilled and aged
with French Oak. 8 months later I had my product
not going to call it Whiskey or Whisky, but my bud
who loves the stuff tried it and mumbled Spayside?
I think he liked it, took a bottle with him.
I would say LME would make a good brew with less
effort, but more expense.
Sub LME for sugar so 5kg to a wash??
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Re: So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by EchoSevenNine » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:41 pm

Thanks for that, Gaz.

I thought i'd beaten everyone with that question for a while there!
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Re: So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by gaza the instructor » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:14 pm

LME is what it says on the packet its processed grain.
All the good beer kits contain it.
As a result although more expensive it will do the job.
The purists will use grain so they can tinker with their
recipes and use different grains for flavour etc.. :)
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Re: So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by Goog » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:55 pm

Hi Echo, I have just finished stripping and spirit running 3 generations of,
3kg corn, 2kg wheat, 2kg barely, 5kg sugar, 1 tin of saunders malt extract, 1 tbs bakers yeast, 5lts backset (used UJ backset for gen 1) and 15lts water. I ground the grains to a rough flour and replaced 1/3 of grains and added a tin of malt per generation. It is very nice white so I am holding out high hopes for the oaked version. I have 5lts of 65% on American oak and 3lts on French oak to see which I prefer.
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Re: So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by Easydrinker » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:18 am

Not wishing to diss anyones' methods here.
I first tried AG for whisky.
I then tried LME for an easier, but more expensive alternative.
Just the once.
I went back to the mess and toil of AG, I believe it is worth it.

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Re: So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by gaza the instructor » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:22 am

Better or more flavour ED? or maybe both??
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Re: So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by myles » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:33 pm

You can treat it this way.
A basic sugarhead with grain for flavour is step 1.
Substitute LME for sugar and you have a more grainy/malty product. This is step 2 and it can be a good product.
ALL grain with no additional pure sugar is Step 3.

LME can be used in varying proportions and it is just a matter of taste. All LME can be a whisky option for those that do not wish to mash grain themselves.

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Re: So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by EchoSevenNine » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:52 pm

myles wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:33 pm
You can treat it this way.
A basic sugarhead with grain for flavour is step 1.
Substitute LME for sugar and you have a more grainy/malty product. This is step 2 and it can be a good product.
ALL grain with no additional pure sugar is Step 3.

LME can be used in varying proportions and it is just a matter of taste. All LME can be a whisky option for those that do not wish to mash grain themselves.
So a sugar wash with some LME is a possibility, Myles? Thet seems like a good starting point for me.

If so what would the preferred ratios be?
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Re: So.. whats this Liquid Malt Extract business then?

Post by gaza the instructor » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:20 pm

1 kg of lme=800g sugar, as a rough conversion for your totals mate.
You are looking for about 5kg total sugar for a brew. It does not have
to be that strong but you would need to do more than one.
See whats thought of this . 3 washes 3kg LME and 3kg Corn Sugar.
In a pot still run wash one and add strip to still and top up with wash 2
add strip to still rest of wash 2 top up with wash 3 ETC...
Use 5ltrs dunder from last run add all strip and water to 30-35%abv.
I have done silular with some Rum and it sure had flavour!!
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