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Old 08-27-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Yeast Starter with Corn Sugar?

Did a quick search but didn't find much on this topic. I was wondering if it's ok to make a yeast starter using corn sugar instead of DME? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to this?

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Old 08-27-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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no don't do it you want the yeast to get used to eating the complex sugar of the wort not the simple sugar in Corn sugar

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/yeas...trient-117699/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/corn...starter-77012/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/corn...starter-50338/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/yeas...n-sugar-10688/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/corn-sugar-starter-984/

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Old 08-27-2009, 08:18 PM   #4
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no don't do it you want the yeast to get used to eating the complex sugar of the wort not the simple sugar in Corn sugar
Good call.. Thanks for the help!
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just buy a 2# bag of DME, that is enough for 9x 1 liter starters.
1 liter water - 100g DME makes ~1.040 starter
1# = .450 KG

comes out to about $1 per starter

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