I thought there were solid reasons as if it worked, everyone would be doing it!
Yes, I save and wash my yeast. However, when I brew a lager I still typically make a starter to make sure the yeasties are healthy and ready to go.
I typically buy from Midwest for $11.00, however I had some time to kill and needed DME for my BoPils starter for this weekend's brew. Had to spend the $$.
The 3# typically lasts me a while. I was just wondering the specific reasons why we cannot use sucrose.
As always, thanks all!