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Offline Thetuner

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Yeast Starter
« on: August 17, 2019, 01:02:33 PM »
Hi. When making a yeast stater can I use black treacle instead of malt extract? What are the ramifications of doing so? I am brewing a Stille Nacht clone. I am planning on using the yeast from a bottle. will that give me the right sourness?
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Re: Yeast Starter
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 01:38:37 PM »
While you can use a sugar such as treacle, the results would probably not come out as well as you might want.  Straight sugars, including treacle, do not contain the proteins that the yeast cells need to build strong cell walls before and after budding.  This lack of essential amino acids from the proteins means that the cell walls will end up thinner and lead to a failure to be sufficient to reproduce once introduced to the wort.

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Re: Yeast Starter
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 02:28:13 AM »
Thanks that's very useful information I guess I will have to wait until the shops open. thanks for taking the time.

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Re: Yeast Starter
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 07:30:40 AM »
To hijack this thread I have another question on the yeast starter, does it matter what malt powder extract you would use for a yeast starter?

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Re: Yeast Starter
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 07:41:03 AM »
Nope
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Re: Yeast Starter
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 10:13:38 AM »
Nope

I probably wouldn't use an extra dark, or wheat, if brewing a pilsner though... ;)
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