Noob Hefe yeast starter Q?

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I will be doing my 1st Hefeweizen and it occured to me that using DME in the yeast starter might not be the right thing to do. Should I use wheat extract or corn sugar so as not to effect the tast or is DME ok?
 

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DME in the starter is fine, it won't affect the taste. Don't use corn sugar, it'll affect the abiliity of the yeast to break down the malt.
 

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And use a blow off tube, Hefe's tend to get a little excited when they get some yeast. Or is it yeast get excited when they get some Hefe?
 
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Thanks for the tips! Just didn't want to make any stupid mistakes.
 

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So I was a little forgetful today on my trip to the LHBS. I'm brewing a hefe tomorrow or Monday and wanted to get a started up and running. I purchased several other things but totally forgot the DME. All I have at home is some DARK DME from stout I did. Is it safe to use the DME with hefe yeast if I decant before pitching? LHBS closed at 1, and is not open on Sundays.
 
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