I want to make a 1.5L Yeast starter from a WYEAST smack pack - 1098 British ALE.
The OG for the beer I'm making is 1.071 and I punched the numbers into yeastcalc.com and it says the DME amount is 5.09oz.
The Palmer book example says to add 1/2C DME to a PINT (470ML) - so the ratio from yeastcalc seems a little low?
Also, If make this tonight (Thur) should it be ready to pitch by Sat. afternoon?