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Old 07-15-2010, 10:17 PM   #1
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What is a starter?

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Old 07-15-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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When you buy yeast(....especially liquid yeast), the amount in the vial usually isn't enough for proper fermentation of your beer. So, you make a mini batch of beer to help the yeast multiply.

A great on line book that'll explain it better...

http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter6-5.html

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Old 07-15-2010, 10:36 PM   #3
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How to Brew is a great book, but the first edition is woefully out of date in this area (the current yeast products didn't exist when it was written). Check out Jamil Z's site; the FAQ is a good starting point: http://www.mrmalty.com/starter_faq.htm
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
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You create a starter with a small amount of water and dried malt extract (exact amount determined by how "big" your starter needs to be).

What happens is the yeast start to eat the sugars in the starter and multiply. The more yeast that you start out with, the better your fermentation will be.

I agree with Hammy71. Check out the Mr. Malty site to get some more detailed information.

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