Making An All-Grain Yeast Starter

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Reignman
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Making An All-Grain Yeast Starter

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I can't find any DME in my city so I am going to make one from some extra 2-row I have. Do I have to worry about the PH of the starter wort when I am done? I am using well water. I don't have a PH meter.

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If you don't measure or worry about PH when brewing beer, why would starter wort be any different?

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I use Bru'n Water along with water salts and RO water when I make beer. I am making a yeast starter so I thought that PH didn't matter.

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I don't worry about it. 100% base-malt; mash low-and-slow to make as fermentable a wort as possible. Boil to sanitize and your starter is a go.
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Instead of starting a new thread, I'll ask this here. I don't mean to hijack your thread but this is a starter related question! :D

I've had liquid malt extract in my fridge for 2 months. It was used for an event and I salvaged the rest. How long does it last? I got it from a homebrew shop in a plastic container. It looks fine and I was going to use it to make a yeast starter soon. Any advice?

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Taste it, and then boil it! It should be fine if properly stored!
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I just take extra wort from a batch and freeze it for starters, nice and easy. You can do a small all grain batch but it's a lot of work just for starters.

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I did it and yes, a lot of work for a starter for sure.

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I did it once, and then asked myself why I hated my own life that much. Just building a bigger batch and skimming some for starters is so much easier.

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