Dry Malt Extract
Homebrewers have two options when it comes to malt extracts, and these include the liquid and dry malt extracts. Dry malt extracts undergo the same process as liquid malt extract. The difference? The liquid has been evaporated further from the wort during the final stages of its manufacturing.
Since dry malt extract has a moisture content of less than 3%, it has a longer shelf life than liquid malt extract. It is commonly used to make different beer styles, including light, extra light, amber, wheat, and dark. When purchasing dry malt extract, it is a good idea to try and buy an amount that you would use in a short period of time once the package is opened. This is because improper storage will leave you will a lump of hardened dry malt extract. Yes, it is possible to use that lump, and there are many techniques mentioned online on how to do so. (more info below)