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What is malt extract in beer?

What is malt extract in beer?

What is malt extract? According to the American Homebrewer's Association, malt extract can be defined as “concentrated sugar extracted from brewing-grade malted barley.” Malt extract comes in both liquid or dry form.

What does malt extract do?

When used as a sweetener, malt extract is a functional ingredient that serves as a source of antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and is made with whole grains. Malt extract is a rich source of soluble fiber, which helps improve digestion by optimizing good bacteria and minimizing bad bacteria.

How do you make beer with dry malt extract?

DME—To keep Briess CBW® dry malt extract (DME) from clumping, dissolve it in hot but not boiling water (100-120°F) to make a slurry, then add the slurry to your boil. Standard homebrew recipes yield five gallons. Prior to brewing, use a permanent marker or tape to indicate the five gallon level on your fermenter.