Ryan Larsen (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 01:57 pm: ||
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?
|Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 02:25 pm: ||
You should use DME to avoid that LME 'tang';-)
Bill Pierce (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 02:30 pm: ||
I use stale LME for starter wort (outdated cans of LME are cheap) but DME works fine as well.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.