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Using TWO LME with TWO HME

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Hey everyone,

I took advantage of the BOGO deal with the patriot refill.

I plan to use both patriot HMEs in one batch, can I use BOTH LME's as well?

Or is that too many adjuncts for one batch.

Also what does the patriot taste like?

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LME - liquid MALT extract - is malt, not an adjunct.

To see what combining two Patriot HMEs plus two pouches of LME (in other words 2 Deluxe Patriot), download QBrew and enter one receipe, then double the contents.  

I wouldn't do it.  

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It's not a terrible idea if you are looking to make some sort of high alcohol beer. Basically, 2 deluxe patriots combined in the LBK as a potential of roughly 8.6% ABV. I may suggest dry hopping the beer or something to put some extra life into such a recipe.

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And exactly what RickBeer said. LME is not an adjunct. An adjunct is usually considered to be some sort of fermentable that does not derive from malt. The typical adjunct (ie cane sugar, molasses, etc.) should never make up more than roughly 33% of the fermentables' gravity contribution. Some advise no more than 10% or 15% for honey. This is because they offer an imbalance of simple highly fermentable sugars (not including maltose) and not enough of other necessary nutrients that the yeast require to be healthy and produce clean tasting beer.

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