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Offline gmac

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Hops in a starter
« on: May 02, 2011, 03:00:34 PM »
Screwed up my volumes for a mild and I ended up with too much wort that is a bit too weak.  I should have taken a gravity before I put it into the carboy but I didn't.  Lesson learned.
Now I have about 5 L of wort with hops in it.  Can this be kept and used for starter?  I'd re-boil it after freezing anyway but it seems a waste to pitch it if it can be used.  OG is 1.034

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Re: Hops in a starter
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 03:16:51 PM »
Yeah, you can definitely use it for a starter. 
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Re: Hops in a starter
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 04:13:44 PM »
After every batch, I strain the leftover wort, dilute to 1.03x'ish and pressure can it for use in subsequent starters.  Since it's always made from leftover wort, there's always hops present.  No problems.
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