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rodwha 12-07-2012 08:48 PM

Rice DME Starter?
Had several of SWMBO's coworkers over for homebrew and BBQ pork sliders. My blonde typically gets compliments from the BMC crowd. These gals barely sipped theirs.

Looking at MoreBeer's kits I see one designed with people like that in mind. It comes with rice DME. Can that be used for a starter?

Newmanwell 12-07-2012 08:53 PM

I think it may be a little low on yeast nutrients. Depending on the % of rice extract.

rodwha 12-07-2012 08:55 PM

I'm not certain, but I believe it's from Briess. I'll check their site.

rodwha 12-07-2012 08:56 PM

Aren't there nutrients that can be used? Seems if it's for 1/4 lb DME 1 qt starters it wouldn't take much.

frazier 12-07-2012 09:12 PM

Next time these gals are coming over, go out and buy a few 6'ers of Leinie's Berry Weiss, or Magner's Cider, or something. Why waste your efforts on people who don't like beer?

rodwha 12-07-2012 09:18 PM

It's still cool to brew...
I'm not exactly the type who need spats on the back, but it sure is nice when people ask, "Really? You made this?"

Yooper 12-07-2012 09:21 PM

I've never heard of rice DME, although I have seen "rice solids". I don't think rice solids would be appropriate for a starter. I'd use light or extra light DME.

rodwha 12-07-2012 09:22 PM


rodwha 12-07-2012 09:24 PM

This is the kit I was considering I was considering tweaking:


45_70sharps 12-07-2012 09:25 PM


Originally Posted by rodwha (Post 4660534)
My blonde typically gets compliments from the BMC crowd.

Nice to know your woman gets compliments from bud drinkers, but how about your beer?

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