Author Topic: use wheat malt for starter?  (Read 2775 times)

Offline Ilovebeer

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use wheat malt for starter?
« 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?

Offline MaltLicker

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Re: use wheat malt for starter?
« Reply #1 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. 

Offline UselessBrewing

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Re: use wheat malt for starter?
« Reply #2 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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