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YEAST STARTER WITHOUT DME

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ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO DO A YEAST STARTER WITHOUT DME? IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE HME? MILES AWAY FROM BREW SUPPLIES! THANKS FOR PREVIOUS FEEDBACK... IT HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL!

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Y U YELLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Online brew stores If you have a health food store by you some malt syrup or powder may work

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You can use HME but it's really expensive and will skunk if it gets close to light.

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My thinking was to use a little bit of the HME as a starter... the same HME used eventually for brewing.

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"eurotexan" post=357497 said:

My thinking was to use a little bit of the HME as a starter... the same HME used eventually for brewing.

A little bit won't do much. The absolute minimum starter size that makes sense (for non-stirred starters) is 2L. You will need about 4-4.5 oz of HME for each liter of starter volume, so 8-9 oz of HME per starter.

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if it's all you got, it's all you got. i'd lay in a little dme from an online source asap, just easier. why a starter using liquid yeast?

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I'd get some DME from an online brew supply store. No sense risking/using precious HME. Good online options are AHB, NB, MS, and of course Ebay (even though ebay can sometimes be overpriced). Google is your friend. Cheers.

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Boiling the HME will just negate everything that's in it. It's pre-hopped and pre-boiled so that will serve to do is change the flavor and bittering profile of the beer. You really need some DME or LME to boil hops with.

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I'm kinda thinking an extra pack of yeast, if you really need it, is cheaper than using HME for a starter.

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What size batch are you doing a starter for? If 2.4 gal, you will likely be ok unless you are using expired yeast or have a OG above 1.06.

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