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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2003 * November 5, 2003 * DME vs. LME for yeast starter. < Previous Next >

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Ryan Larsen (216.27.223.203)
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 01:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I recently purchased an IPA kit from B3 and it came with LME instead of DME. This kit has 9 lbs for a five gal. batch.
I've always used DME to make a starter but I figure with nine pounds of LME I could use a little for the starter.
Should I go ahead and use LME or go to my LHBS to get some DME?
 

Hallertauer (192.85.16.1)
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 02:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You should use DME to avoid that LME 'tang';-)
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 02:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use stale LME for starter wort (outdated cans of LME are cheap) but DME works fine as well. I will crash cool a large starter half a day before pitching so that I can pour off much of the liquid and pitch mostly yeast sediment.

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