Originally Posted by LSDracula
#1 Making the entire starter volume at first or stepping the volume like I did?
The entire volume, unless you are reculturing washed or slanted yeast, or you are using a vial that is several years old and has minimal viability
#2 What should the OG for starter wort be? Close to what you are pitching into or 1.040
Between 1.03 and 1.04
+ I plan on decanting the starter I made. So, does that mean I just put it in the fridge tonight and pour off most of the liquid, shake, and then pitch or should I pour off the liquid and then fill with cool/warm water and shake I don't really get it. This is my first starter!
The first method you describe is the correct one. Decant as much of the wort as feasible, swirl it up and pitch. Adding water will do nothing but dilute your beer unnecessarily
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