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dowhatitdo 11-30-2011 01:19 PM

DME substitute for sugar?
Would it be possible to use dry malt extract in place of table sugar? It still creates a simple syrup either way, just with more flavor. Id use a light DME, used normally for yeast starters bc it makes a low gravity wort to jump start the yeast. I figured it would do the same for a scoby since its eating the sugar. Just not sure about extras that might harm a scoby n the DME. Any advice welcome! I'll still try anyways bc its so cheap to experiment.

edmanster 11-30-2011 05:38 PM

I'm doing this soon.. I just boiled down some left over 2nd runnings to try this...

Tbone66 12-01-2011 04:14 AM

That is a good question, I never would have thought to use DME. I love the creativity and I think it would be a cool experiment. If I had any active SCOBYs I would try this out but I dehydrated all my backups. let us know how it turns out.


Sulli 07-21-2012 03:17 PM

So did you guys ever do this. If so, how did it turn out?

porcupine73 08-21-2012 06:07 PM

Yes curious how it turned out? I am thinking in small amounts it would work. I have tried things like molasses, rapadura, sucanat, and all those, if too much is used in proportion to a more refined sugar source seem to make the brew extremely bitter and acrid.

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