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Old 04-07-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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I'm going to brew my yeast starter today.. I don't have a stir plate. I have a 1000ml beaker... w/ bung lock and all that stuff.. I hear I should do 2/3 cup of Dry Malt extract. Correct? How much water should I use to brew my starter w/? How long do I boil the wort? Do I need to Ice bath my kettle or just let it cool down a bit? Is there a certain temp I should be looking for?

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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use 500ml water. boil till the hot break subsides. cool to below 90F any way you want. double check with others about the amount of water.

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:17 PM   #3
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I normally go with a 1/2 cup dme to 2 cups water, boil for about 15 minutes then cool in an ice bath. It has never failed me

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:39 PM   #4
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Coolness. Thanks guys.

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Old 04-08-2010, 04:08 AM   #5
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I use http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html to figure out how big a starter I need. Style and beer size have a lot to do with how big a starter you should use. Ales need small starters, hybrids need bigger, and lagers need huge starters.

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