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Old 01-11-2013, 03:45 AM   #1
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What else is a substitute for DME I might have already on hand? Can I use a bottle of beer for a yeast starter?

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:47 AM   #2
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When I run out of DME, I'll do a tiny mash of 2-row on the stove

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:17 AM   #3

Your bottle of beer is already fermented. It won't help.

As the poster above notes, you can make your own starter wort. Target between 1.030 and 1.040 and just mash a small amount of grain. Depending on how hot you keep your water heater, your tap water might do it (not mine, which is around 130 degrees).
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:41 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthmonkey
What else is a substitute for DME I might have already on hand? Can I use a bottle of beer for a yeast starter?
Malta Goya will work in a pinch if you have a Hispanic grocery store around.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #5
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I am a extract brewer and do not have any Grain in hand either! I am also stationed overseas and do not have a local homebrew store near me. Any other thoughts?

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
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Pull 100g of dme out of your recipe if you really need a starter.

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