starter for a mead

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starter for a mead

Postby akueck » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:07 am

when making a starter for a mead, will it affect the flavor much if i use XLDME for my 1 quart starter? should i just use honey instead?
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Postby brewmeisterintng » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:33 am

It is just a guess on my part as I didn't use a starter when I made my mead some five years ago. But that is before I learned the importance of a yeast starter. I would follow the same steps/ quantity of DME that I would for a batch of beer as your yeast starter wort will be a lower OG and shouldn't affect the flavor in the least. You should use yeast energizer in the batch to assist in the fermentation.


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