So I decided to do a small experiment of DME and California Ale Yeast. A short boil just to get the water fresh; DME was adder after the heat was off. Unfortunately, I was doing 8 things at once and I doubled the DME, so I've got a 1.140 wort that may or may not start fermenting. We'll see. It's in a growler with an airlock, so if it doesn't start in two days the I'll likely divide the wort, top-off and re-pitch.