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#1 ER Pemberton

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:22 AM

Just got an email about THIS.  Buy canned wort for a starter?  



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:30 AM

I can make a helluva lot more starter wort, for cheaper, than what MoreBeer wants.  Pass.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:32 AM

I can make a helluva lot more starter wort, for cheaper, than what MoreBeer wants.  Pass.

 

it would be cheaper to just buy more yeast.


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#4 ER Pemberton

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:42 AM

Heck, for $16 I can make an entire 5 gallon batch of beer!  :lol:



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:50 AM

I had seen this on Omega yeasts Instagram feed.  I think they were involved in it in some way.  I like the concept but not the price.  If I am spending $16 on a 4-pack it will have lots of hops in it :)


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:56 AM

it would be cheaper to just buy more yeast.

 

True.  Sixteen dollars can buy a couple of nice smack packs of liquid yeast, or 3-4 packs of good dried yeast.

 

And if you're already have the stuff and the know-how to make a starter (which I think is most everyone in the beer forum), that's even less reason to buy canned starter wort.

 

I'd rather take the time to make a starter myself, than trust a canned product of perishable wort where I don't know how it was handled/stored/sealed, etc.

 

Too many unknowns that I'm not going to risk a batch of beer over.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:00 AM

Plus you have to dilute this stuff.  I'm not using tap, bottled or distilled water.  170df minimum or boil.  Might as well make a starter in that case


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:03 AM

Plus you have to dilute this stuff.  I'm not using tap, bottled or distilled water.  170df minimum or boil.  Might as well make a starter in that case

 

Also true.  Seems like a solution in search of a problem.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:07 AM

I recall several years back NB made a similar product called fast pitch; with the selling point "It saves so much time!!" with the need to dilute and heating, it be easier to make a gallon or two of a 1.040 BIAB of base malt, divide up into mason jars and freeze. 

 

or pull the trigger on a pressure cooker and make your own canned starter wort. 


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#10 ER Pemberton

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:19 AM

Apparently they forgot that homebrewers are notoriously cheap.  :P



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:26 AM

Apparently they forgot that homebrewers are notoriously cheap.  :P

Cheap on some things .. other things not so much ;)


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#12 ER Pemberton

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:13 AM

Cheap on some things .. other things not so much ;)

That's true.  $7 for yeast is outrageous but $150 for an SS pot or an SS fermenter or $140 for a mill (the list goes on... CO2 tanks, a new fridge, a $100 thermometer) is totally acceptable.  :lol:



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:25 AM

That's true.  $7 for yeast is outrageous but $150 for an SS pot or an SS fermenter or $140 for a mill (the list goes on... CO2 tanks, a new fridge, a $100 thermometer) is totally acceptable.  :lol:

can seamer :)


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#14 ER Pemberton

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:33 AM

can seamer :)

Okay, now you're just bragging.  :lol:




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