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Old 02-23-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Making a starter. OG is at 1.060. How can I get it down to 1040?

Do you have to spill out some wort and replace with water?

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Old 02-23-2007, 01:37 PM   #2
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No!

Just add water, 50% of the current volume.

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Old 02-23-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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Do you have to spill out some wort and replace with water?
I've only made a couple starters, but what's wrong with having a high OG? The same amount of sugar will be in the solution no matter what, right?
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How to brew book says to have a starting og of 1040 or 1030?

I got it to 1040 now and am reboiling to sanitize it again....

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I've only made a couple starters, but what's wrong with having a high OG? The same amount of sugar will be in the solution no matter what, right?
Ideally, the starter should be at or slightly below the gravity of the eventual beer you'll pitch it in. I go about 1 lb DME per 1 gal water: that gets you about a 1.045 wort.
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Does it really matter how much water to use?

More water more fermentables right so bigger yeast batch?

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Does it really matter how much water to use?

More water more fermentables right so bigger yeast batch?

(Confused)

Gravity = the concentration of sugars in the solution. So more water means lower concentration. More water does not mean more fermentables.
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I'm confussed too. I always use 500ml of water and .5oz of DME for a starter and never have a problem.

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