I forgot to order DME for a yeast starter and my local "store" does not carry ANY extracts (only kits). I was hoping to do an all-grain batch this weekend, and my yeast is only the propagator packs. I had some ideas:
1) do an all sugar starter. I know this may select or modify the yeast profile in a bad way. Is it really a bad idea?
2) Do a starter on some of the wort while leaving the rest of the wort overnight, then adding to the wort the next day.
3) Just doing an all grain starter ... this seems ridiculous thought.
perhaps there are other alternatives. anyone have any ideas?