I've been brewing long enough I should know better and for that matter probably have this answer but I don't. I have to make a starter for a Bohemian Pilsner I am brewing tomorrow and I need to make a starter this morning. I go to grab my 5 lb bag of DME and it's like concrete. yeah moisture got to it. so I have a hard lump of dme...... question is #1 do I just scrape it use a chisel and use it as is or is there a better method ? I use DME so infrequently that is why this happened and I guess my other options though I never used it before would be to use priming sugar for the starter. IDK what are everyones thoughts ? I don't think the DME is bad per say just Rock at this moment and is obviously getting boiled anyway. thanks.
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