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Old 12-13-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Simple syrup for a starter?

I'm outta DME and was just wondering, could I pitch yeast into a mixture of sugar and boiled water?

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Old 12-13-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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No, you need maltose sugars in your starter for the yeast to do their thing and propagate properly. You can go to an ethnic grocery and get cheap malt syrup to make a starter, search this thread for more info on that.

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:52 PM   #3
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there is a malt beverage called malta goya you can use.

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:09 PM   #4
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I've used Malta Goya and it works great and is very inexpensive. You can do a search for it here and see that a lot of people have done it!

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Old 12-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #5
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Searching Malta Goya on here isn't getting me anywhere. I'm looking to use it for a starter on a smack pack, any ideas on how much to use? I only do 5 gallon batches.

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Old 12-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #6
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Same amount of malta goya as you would use dme water....



http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yea...ighlight=malta

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/just...ighlight=malta

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I just made a batch using Malta India. 58 bottles plus I added a 1/2 gallon of water. Boiled and finished with a smidgen less than 5 gallons with a specific gravity of around 1.050.... Going to bottle this weekend.... Merry Christmas!

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Crap! Typing on a iPadis making me crazy... I used a 1 liter starter and itq took right off.....

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Malta Goya is usually found in the hispanic aisle of the grocery store. It's sold alongside other bottled beverages.

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Even most big box chains are carrying it these days.

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