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Old 09-05-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default Making a starter with LME?

Did a quick search last night but couldn't find anything on the subject. All the instructions I find involve DME.

Anyway, after searching, I finally broke down and made my starter with LME. Had a SG of 1.058. Ending up using just a little over 1/2 cup to 3 cups water.

Other than being very messy and the sanitization issue, any other reason to NOT use LME??
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I've done it with success. I see no problems.
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I used to do starters with LME because I bought it in bulk. I used 5-6 oz of LME and about 2 pints of water for a 1L starter.
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Yea - I use the LME that I'm going to brew with.
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