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Old 05-31-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
Apr 2010
Cambridge, MA
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My recipe calls for 6lbs LME, but I wanted to try a starter so I used nearly 2 cups of my LME to make my starter. Since I only bought 6 lbs LME, I now have probably only 5 lbs to add to my wort when I brew. Will I technically be short some extract when I brew, or will I be at 6 lbs when I pitch my yeast starter?

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Old 05-31-2010, 03:57 PM   #2
Aug 2008
Huntington Beach, California
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If you add the whole starter in, youll be fine (utilizing 6lb of extract). The extract used in the starter (and the alcohol created) will be counted in your final brew. If you dump the beer, and only pitch the yeast into your wort (utilzing 5lb of extract), you would have to recalculate your brew for only the ingredients added during brew day.

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