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Old 05-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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ok, gonna start off with a simple Hefeweizen as my first batch and am using liquid Wyeast 3068. from what I've gathered I need to create a simple starter for this sucker.

I glanced at a few threads on HOW to make a starter but it didn't mention one thing. when using the 1/2 cup of dme to create the starter do you used that 1/2 cup from your (in my case) ingredient kit or do you just go out to the LHBS and grab a cup or so of dme to keep on hand for starters? (basically do I cannibalize my ingredient kit for the starter or is that measurement separate)

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Old 05-22-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Don't cannibalize. Buy a 3lb bag and keep on hand imo.

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Old 05-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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In addition to any kit. You want to make wort that is in the 1.040 OG range for the starter.

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ok, cool, I 'll have to hit up the LHBS before my ingredient kit from Norther brewers comes in. seems pretty simple , 1/2 a cup of DME with about 2 cups of water and store in a growler after boiling the wort covered in foil or saran wrap

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ok, cool, I 'll have to hit up the LHBS before my ingredient kit from Norther brewers comes in. seems pretty simple , 1/2 a cup of DME with about 2 cups of water and store in a growler after boiling the wort covered in foil or saran wrap
You got it. Don't forget to pitch the yeast. ;-)

And swirl it around whenever you walk by it.
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