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Old 02-26-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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I used extra light dme for my starter on a wheat beer. Should I have used some wheat dme?

also the thing is at High krausen right now should I wait for everything to settle out then decant the wort to pitch?

Would putting it in the fridge now be a good way to speed up the clearing process?

Sorry for so many questions just trying to see if I can brew today or not



 
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #2
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DME is fine for a starter- and pitching at at high krausen would be ideal!

I wouldn't put it in the fridge now because you want the yeast to keep working. You can just pitch the whole thing.


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Old 02-26-2011, 03:13 PM   #3
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DME is fine for a starter- and pitching at at high krausen would be ideal!

I wouldn't put it in the fridge now because you want the yeast to keep working. You can just pitch the whole thing.
I was afraid of mixing that with the wheat wort i'm going to make because od flavor it's like 2 quarts of starter.

Thanks Yooper I guess brew day is today.

 
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I was afraid of mixing that with the wheat wort i'm going to make because od flavor it's like 2 quarts of starter.

Thanks Yooper I guess brew day is today.
Well, the wheat DME is usually 35% wheat and 65% barley anyway, so I don't see the hard in barley DME for the starter. 2 quarts won't appreciably change the amount, and at high krausen you won't have any problem with it going well.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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cool, very helpful, thanks!



 
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