convert from LME to grain

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  1. GeeL

    GeeL Initiate (153) Aug 27, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I have some charts for converting LME to grain, but few are similar. I have the brewing classic styles book, and the conversion they're using is yet another one.

    Do I go by what's in the recipe book or should I follow a standard conversion? And, where can I find a standard conversion for LME --> grain (and others like DME --> grain and vice versa).

  2. oach

    oach Aspirant (262) Jul 8, 2009 Illinois
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    I know in the front of BYO magazine they have the correct conversion each month but I don't have that handy at the moment. This site seems to have a good representation of the conversion and explanation. The reason you may see a slight difference in your references is because the DME and LME are usually given as a range, so someone could be choosing a number in that range different from someone else, but they should be very close to each other.
  3. GeeL

    GeeL Initiate (153) Aug 27, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Thanks, but I need the other way... extract to AG.
  4. GeeL

    GeeL Initiate (153) Aug 27, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Wait, I just thought of this... is there a tool in Beersmith that can do the conversion for me?
  5. rlcoffey

    rlcoffey Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2004 Kentucky

    Divide instead of multiply. Or vice versa.
  6. kjyost

    kjyost Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    Remember it is all about your efficiency...

    LME is ~37PPG on average

    Most 2-Row is also ~37 PPG, but you only get 75% (or your efficiency) of that. So to convert take the # of LME and divide by your efficiency and replace with 95% 2 Row & 5% Carapils (the standard LME)
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