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Old 01-28-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
FishH2o
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So last night I made a quick starter for tomoorow. When I let the starter settle today I noticed some brown specks in the bottom of my flask. It smells fine and I walked away from the starter while it boiled last night so I'm wondering if it's scorched DME. I usally let it simmer but it was at a hard boil for a good 10 minutes. Any thoughts. I'm about to dump it out but I thought I would ask first.

 
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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A picture would help. If that's not possible, how dark and what size are they?

I wouldn't throw it away, though; whatever it is, it's almost certainly not an infection. One day isn't enough time for anything to gain a foothold - not so much that you could see colonies.

 
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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If it smells ok, it's probably ok. Give it a taste.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:12 PM   #4
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You might have scorched it a little but it shouldn't affect your beer. Especially if you decant the liquid.

 
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:09 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rjwhite41
You might have scorched it a little but it shouldn't affect your beer. Especially if you decant the liquid.
Well I have it in the fridge now and everything looks like the last starters. I think I just scorched the DME I have not not smelled anything off. So I'm going to size up and make a 2 litter starter tomorrow. I'm going to brew on Tuesday. Im going to brew a very high gravity WIT... I know that wits are not suppose to be strong but I make all my beers strong.

My brews are... Big beers for big guys

 
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:39 AM   #6
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My brews are... Big beers for big guys
Enjoy responsibly!

 
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