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Title: use wheat malt for starter?
Post by: Ilovebeer on February 25, 2010, 05:56:58 AM
I was going to make a starter for my American Pale but found that the only extract I have is wheat. What would that do to me?
Title: Re: use wheat malt for starter?
Post by: MaltLicker on February 25, 2010, 12:32:06 PM
Make you feel guilty?   ;)
I don't see any BIG issues with the starter.....you're just trying to boost the cell count.  They may get slightly used to wheat-based sugars vs. barley-based sugars, but I bet a wheat DME is actually ~60% wheat (and not 100%), so likely no harm. 
Title: Re: use wheat malt for starter?
Post by: UselessBrewing on February 25, 2010, 02:30:06 PM
Agreed. I don't think it will mater, You are going to pour off the liquids anyhow.

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Preston