« on: May 30, 2010, 06:34:36 PM »
I ran out of Dried Malt Extract and need to make a yeast starter. My local homebrew shop is not open until after Monday. Can I make a yeast starter with Corn sugar? I have a stir plate, Yeast Hulls, Yeast Nutrients, Servomyces, DAP, Go-ferm, and Fermaid-K, but no DME.
If it were me, I'd just wait till I could get some extract. The sugar will probably start it up, but I think that the yeasties like to be started up on the food they'll ultimately be eating...malt. If you start them up with dextrose, they may not be quite as healthy (kind of like the apparent effect of dextrose on people).