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Homebrewer12 03-18-2011 05:01 AM

First time with yeast starter
Hello everyone.

I'm new here and I was hoping to get some insight. This is the first time ive ever did a yeast starter. I boiled 2 cups of water with 1/2 cup DME for 15 min. Upon cooling it in an ice bath I noticed stringy white strands floating around in the wort when I swirled it. Is this normal? Should I throw it out and not risk adding my white labs Belgian Ale Yeast?


Golddiggie 03-18-2011 05:10 AM

What kind of DME did you use?

A picture would help here... It could just be ice crystals that you're seeing... What's the temperature of the starter wort?

ElDuderino 03-18-2011 07:13 AM

When you boil DME for a starter, break material forms normally. I think that is probably what you are seeing and it's not a problem.

Homebrewer12 03-19-2011 05:33 AM

Yes it turns out that it was naturally forming dme that clumped together. I was using a light organic dme from 7 bridges brewery.

Golddiggie 03-19-2011 06:15 AM

"light orgasmic DME"? :eek:

Suppose that's better than having it shaking all over the place while you're yeast is going down on it. :rockin:

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