Tips for Getting All the Malt Extract Out of Your Brew Can

If you are missing your original gravity readings and not hitting your ABV you may be leaving some malt extract behind in your cans. In this episode, we provide some tips to get all that sweet goodness out of your can.

Real quick we will talk about why it is important to get all the malt out of your can. The more malt extract or fermentable you have in your beer the higher the ABV will be and the more flavor you will get in your beer.

So if you are consistently missing your OG’s when taking your gravity readings you are either not getting all the malt out of the can, or you are not mixing it up well enough into the water.

Those are the main reasons why you should try and get all the malt out of your brew can so lets talk about some tips to help you out.

The first one would be from our video last week. Soak you can in warm water before you brew, that will help it pour out and mix easier.

The second would be to use a silicone spatula to help scrape the inside of the can. This makes it easy to get all that malt extract that gets stuck in the corners and those hard-to-reach places.

A third method that I think not a lot of people would know about is to add some of your water into your can then use the spatula to mix it. This helps get any remaining malt extract off the side of the can and mixes it with your water in the can. Then you just dump that into your pot of wort. You can do this 2 or 3 items until you get all the malt extract out of the can.

Also, one last thing to note is that these methods can be used on the packets of LME as well.