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Old 03-13-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
Sep 2008
Brooklyn, NY
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I broke a thermometer while steeping grains during one of my batches and had to dump it. I have 5# of Extra Pale LME that I was going to toss but after some reading I found that people use even older LME. I think I should be ok using it for starters even though its old and its not Extra Light LME.

What quantity should I use for a starter?
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:53 PM   #2
May 2009
Princeton, NJ
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Old LME is fine for starter as long as it isn't growing mold or something. Use enough for an OG of around 1.035. Read the starter tutorial on mrmalty.com.
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