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Old 10-14-2013, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default No DME - Using wort for a yeast starter?

Hi all, I did a brew yesterday and was going to do up a yeast starter to pitch the next day (I realise this is the wrong way round), but then found out I have no DME at present.

Can I just bring out some of my wort that I prepared, and use that in my starter or is there a particular reason I should get some DME asap.

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:53 AM   #2
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You preferably want some light wort at about 1.038 -1.040. No hops, but probably not critical. You can actually save $$ by using cheap base grains rather than DME. In the future I plan to use a cheap 2 row and can some wort in 1 liter increments to store and make starters with.

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Old 10-14-2013, 04:57 AM   #3
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I always have frozen wort on hand for this sole purpose. Saves time and money. All I do is defrost and dilute ( since I freeze 16oz bottles of 1.111 wort) boil it for 5mins or so and am done.

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Yes you can, another reason why AG rules.

I often do what you are proposing- as my BK sits on my stove overnight to cool down to pitching temps ("no chill"), I give my yeast a final warm up.
It is called Real Wort Starter (RWS).
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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Yes you can, another reason why AG rules.

I often do what you are proposing- as my BK sits on my stove overnight to cool down to pitching temps ("no chill"), I give my yeast a final warm up.
It is called Real Wort Starter (RWS).
cheers!
BK ? I assume it's your wort prior to pitch/ferment. Do you have a sealed or pressurized cover ?
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