Originally Posted by rdbrett
I only have 1 smackpack. Those sites are scaring me away.
So one of you recommends only 2 cups of water? That will barely cover the bottom of my flask I'm guessing. Can you estimate a volume measurement for the DME.?
Don't be scared
Plug in the date of the yeast and the OG of the batch and look at the pitch rate recommended
Go to the steps atWww.yeastcalc.com
and enter 1.5 L and stir method. Play with bit until your cell count is in green
Make your starter. Add DME to flask and fill with necessary volume of water and stir until mixed. DME should be 10:1; 100grams to 1L, 150g to 1.5L, etc ....Bring to boil for 5-10 minutes, cool and pitch yeast. Cover with sanitized foil and shake, stir away. 18-24 hours and it should ferment out.
Chill for 24 hours, decant liquid, swirl slurry and pitch into wort