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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: glastctbrew on May 10, 2011, 01:38:29 PM

Title: Quick starter question
Post by: glastctbrew on May 10, 2011, 01:38:29 PM
In the belief that there are no stupid questions...

Last night I made step 1 of a 2 step starter for a pils I am brewing next Sunday.  I used some left over second runnings from the DIPA I made this past weekend.  The grain bill on the DIPA was 15.8% wheat malt.  As I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep, I started questioning the wisdom of using wort that had a good slug of wheat malt in it for my Pils starter.  Am I being nuts, well more so than usual, or is there an issue here?  I plan on using a straight DME starter on step 2 and decanting as much of the step 1 beer as possible.
Title: Re: Quick starter question
Post by: Hokerer on May 10, 2011, 02:45:14 PM
You'll be fine.  Malt is malt as far as the sugars go, just don't make your starter wort with corn/table sugars.
Title: Re: Quick starter question
Post by: glastctbrew on May 11, 2011, 03:29:46 PM
You'll be fine.  Malt is malt as far as the sugars go, just don't make your starter wort with corn/table sugars.

Thanks Joe, that's what I figured.  I use left over second running's when available or a fresh starter wort made with DME.