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Old 08-24-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default well crap... started my yeast in a DME starter

i will need to step it up before brew day, and i'll be chilling the final pitch and decanting the starter beer.... how much gluten do you think is going to be going into the final product?
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:20 PM   #2
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I can't tell you the ppm, but if you're making this beer for someone who is on a strict gf diet, I would just use dry yeast.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:21 PM   #3
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No telling how much gluten is in there in DME, but it's quite possibly quite high. Save the yeast for your next non-gluten-free beer.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #4
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My LHBS owner claims he has people with Gluten allergies that can't even walk into his store cause of all the bulk grains. I don't know how true this is but if that is the case, you probably shouldn't risk it.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:27 AM   #5
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sh*t........
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Picture it this way DC...a little vial of white labs yeast has essentially the same stuff you have in your starter, just a lot more concentrated.

Yours is (at least) 20x bigger and 1/10 as concentrated.

A 5gal beer should be around 400ppm gluten with a 1L starter based on white labs research.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:44 AM   #7
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i'm not sure if you're saying i'll be fine or if i'm going to constipate my friend and make him have migraines.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:54 AM   #8
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What are you asking?
Are you brewing a gluten free beer? Why would you make a yeast starter for a gluten free beer with anything that could contain gluten?
Thats like making a vegan soup and using Worcestershire Sauce.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:21 PM   #9
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i'm not sure if you're saying i'll be fine or if i'm going to constipate my friend and make him have migraines.
20ppm is the generally accepted gluten free line. You are 20x that.

AKA....the latter.
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