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• Thanks to all for the fabulous respinss to my malt extract question. I apperciate the support ... From: Ric Cunningham Subject: Re:
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 Thanks to all for the fabulous respinss to my malt extract question. I apperciate the support --- On Sat, 2/27/10, Ric Cunningham wrote: From: Ric Cunningham Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Malt ExtractTo: new_distillers@yahoogroups.comDate: Saturday, February 27, 2010, 10:21 AM   Carl           One pound of Dried malt extract in one gallon(3.8 liters) of water will give you a gravity of about 1.035-1.040. For a 25 liter batch of malt wash I would shoot for a starting gravity of 1.060. please forgive my primitive conversions. I generally think in imperial measurements but work often in metric.   25 l = 6.6 gallons if you think in gravity points (60 gravity units x volume in gallons), then you will need 396 gravity points 35 points per pound per gallon 396 points divided by 35 points per pound = 11.3 pounds or 5.1 kg So for 25 liters you will need 5.1 kg of dried malt extract for the wash. I would ferment this with a standard ale yeast - dried yeast is fine. Turbo yeast will work but I don't have any experience with it. Let this ferment for 7 days and you are ready to go.  you could convert the gravity points process to strictly metric and it is a great rule of thumb for formulating fermentations.  some quick references for gravity points: table sugar - 46 points per pound honey - 40 points maple syrup - 40 points Dried malt extract 35 to 40 points liquid malt extract - 30 to 35 points Happy fermenting. On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 8:42 PM, Carl Bols wrote:   Hi Ric and Zymurgy Bob, I am now the owner of 2 bags of True Dark Malt in powder form. Can you advise me what to do with it. I am only a novice and my friends are only sugar wash distillers and don't know anything else. For a 25 litre batch, how much malt, water and yeast do I use. I will be forever grateful.Best Regards, Carl. From: Ric Cunningham To: new_distillers@ yahoogroups. comSent: Sat, 27 February, 2010 10:39:17 AMSubject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Malt Extract  Add to 5 gallons of water and ferment as you would any other wash.  On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 4:13 PM, tgfoitwoods wrote:   Jerry,Just use it to make a simple 6 or 7% hopless beer. Then distill it to get malt whisky. Couldn't be easier.Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller --- In new_distillers@ yahoogroups. com, "JerryM" wrote:>> I have 12 pounds of very dark malt extract (unhopped) syrup. I am looking for a use of the extract. Any suggestions?> -- Ric Cunningham Wilypig Brewing "If you can make macaroni and cheese from a box, you can make great beer." Niagara Association of Homebrewers   -- Ric Cunningham Wilypig Brewing "If you can make macaroni and cheese from a box, you can make great beer." Niagara Association of Homebrewers

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