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Old 09-19-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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How detremental is the gravity of the starter? I read it's best between 1.030-1.040. However mine was at 1.070. I used the recomended amounts of water and DME, 1pint water to 1/2 cup dme. I boiled for 15 minutes and ended up with the high gravity. What's y'all's take on the possible outcome?

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Old 09-19-2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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How detremental is the gravity of the starter? I read it's best between 1.030-1.040. However mine was at 1.070. I used the recomended amounts of water and DME, 1pint water to 1/2 cup dme. I boiled for 15 minutes and ended up with the high gravity. What's y'all's take on the possible outcome?
If you used 1/2 cup DME and 1 pint of water, the OG has to be 1.040 or so. I guess if you really packed the DME tight in the measuring cup, maybe it could be higher. I don't know how it could be possible otherwise for 1/2 cup DME to give you that high of a SG.

Anyway, the point of a starter is to grow yeast, without stressing them, especially for a high gravity fermentation. What I would do is add some water (if you're absolutely certain of that crazy SG) to dilute it to 1.040 or so as to not stress the yeast before you begin.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:26 AM   #3
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What do I do with LME to make my starter?
The instructions on the pack only mention DME.

It's a Wyeast Propagator pack.

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