You want to keep your starter in the range of 1.030 to 1.040 OG. That's roughly 10 oz of DME in 3 liters.
I use these jugs for my starters (the 1-gal version), which work out great. They cost something like $6 filled with apple juice or cider. They take about a size 8.5 stopper if you want to use an airlock.
The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009
Primary: Saison, Berliner Weisse, sLambic I, sLambic II, IPA, 70/-
Secondary: Orange Blossom Mead, Flanders Red I
Kegged: Fat Man Porter w/ 1469, Fat Man Porter w/ 005, Centennial Falcon w/ Conan, Centennial Falcon w/ Denny's, Barrel-aged Fat Man Porter, Belgian Dark Strong, Dark Mild
Last edited by ArcaneXor; 01-30-2009 at 04:58 AM.