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Murray

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Jayse, how did you go with the cheap supermarket tin for starters?
 

jayse

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sorry still haven't done it
iam gunna spend the extra few bucks and using very fresh coopers draught from bigw. Reasons are bigw have a quick turn out of these cans and should be the freshest you can get.

Still haven't work out a plan of action. The best way i can think is make up the can in 10 litres for a 1.052 wort then seperate it into 10 x 1 litre coke bottles and save in the fridge.
when iam ready to use one i'll tip it into my starter flask and mix in 500mls of hot water for a o.g of 1.035.
another option is to actaully save it like like the old wifes presserve fruit etc in jars so it can keep out of the fridge.

anyway as you can see i don't have any tips yet.
 
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Jovial_Monk

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The yanks are always 'canning" stuff, like wort, in glass jars that are then water bath processed.

I buy a kilo of light extract and use that to make starters, but might start doing what one brewrat does: on his brewdays, after he has sparge the volume he wants, he sparges a litre or two extra, pours it into icecube trays and freezes it. Microwave a couple if wortcubes, voila, instant starter!

Stay away from the homebrand stuff: probably has lots of unmalted barley syrups, and your yeast does best on maltose






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jayse

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yep thats the other reason i don't want to use the homebrand cans.
got to look after them yeasties don't feed em poop.
 

Murray

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Thanks. I was curious since I'll be running low on DME soon.
 

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