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cheschire

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Tomorrow is my first solo all grain brewday! Also my first time using liquid yeast.
Its an english ale smackpack. I think its Wyeast 1028...
can I make a starter using honey rather than DME since I dont have any?
Or do smackpacks even need starters?
my OG is planning on being 1.067. The dead guy ale clone
 

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smack packs need starters. you can use honey but you need to add yeast nutrient, probably several times.
 

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honey has absolutely no nutrients in it what so ever. the yeast will chew threw any nutrients that you add fairly quickly. a lack of nutrients will stress the yeast making them questionable for a starter.
 
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any ideas on an amount of nutrients to add? should it all be at once in the beginning or add little bits throughout the fermentation?
 
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