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Old 06-23-2006, 01:51 AM   #1
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I'm planning to brew an american hefeweizen this weekend, using Wyeast 1010. Should I use wheat dme for the starter, or is it fine to use regular extra light dme? TIA.

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Old 06-23-2006, 04:29 AM   #2
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I'm a fan of using a base of light DME (or extra-light if I'm making a really light beer) and then adding specialty grains as a mini-mash. As long as you keep under a couple of pounds of grain, it stays pretty manageable. How about using flaked wheat as an addition instead of the base?

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I think he's asking if he should use regular DME for the starter and the answer is it really doesn't matter. Unless you make a gallon starter of course!


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I'm planning to brew an american hefeweizen this weekend, using Wyeast 1010. Should I use wheat dme for the starter, or is it fine to use regular extra light dme? TIA.
While You could use the wheat DME, I would recommend using the light DME for all your starters. Consider is a neutral platform for launching your beers. It is also more cost effective since are using one DME, instead of a different DME for each starter.
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Thanks, I'll stick with the extra light DME then.

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