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Old 02-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Is it fine to pull Malt extract from my "recipe" when making a starter?

Might be a stupid question.. Forgive me But I need to make a starter and don't have any extra malt extract. The beer I'm brewing has malt extract in it so can I just "steal" it from that? I'm planning on pitching the whole starter in so I would imagine it wouldn't be an issue...Just not sure if using part of the ME in the starter will end up with a different flavor or fermentation. Thanks all.


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Old 02-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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With the small amount needed for the starter it shouldn't be a problem.


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Old 02-23-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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Agree, but in the future I recommend buying an extra 3 LB bag of DME and popping it into a countertop canister. Hey, you're a brewer. Ya gotta have these things handy.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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Agree, but in the future I recommend buying an extra 3 LB bag of DME and popping it into a countertop canister. Hey, you're a brewer. Ya gotta have these things handy.
+1 and also corn sugar as well
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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And maltodextrin, alpha enzyme, and some hop oil can't hurt.


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