So i am new to brewing (3rd batch) and this is my first time doing a starter. I was planning on doing 4 cups water to 1 cup DME but when siphoning the wort into my gallon jug the hose came out of the jug and i lost about 1 1/2 cups of wort . Will i still be ok with only 2 1/2 cups of wort? Thanks
You were siphoning a quart of wort into a jug? Personally I would have just used a funnel but it's all good. Sounds like your down to 20 oz. What yeast are you using for the starter? 20 oz would be fine for a 5 gallon 1.040 ale fermented at 68 degrees.
Im using wyeast smack pack 1056 american ale. Going to brew NB's dead ringer IPA. I might not have lost as much as i thought but more then likely about a cup. Also i had the siphon tube right there but ya i should have went to the garage for my funnel.
I object that pitching a smack pack directly is good enough for most beers (unless very small). I'd still say at this point just go with it, it will be fine. I have to say though that proper pitching rates are extremely important to the flavor profile of the beer.