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Old 04-05-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default Yeast Starter with hopped extract

I've seen many posts explaining how to make yeast starter with DME but not hopped extract (in the can). They seem pretty precise as to how much to use. Can anyone make a recommendation on how much of the liquid hopped extract to use?
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Multiply the weight of the DME required for the starter by 1.20 for the weight of LME to use.
LME has water content therefore the greater weight needed.



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1 lb LME in 1 gal is a good starter gravity; 1.036. Scale from there.

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It's what ever gives you a 1036 - 1040 gravity.

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I've seen many posts explaining how to make yeast starter with DME but not hopped extract (in the can). They seem pretty precise as to how much to use. Can anyone make a recommendation on how much of the liquid hopped extract to use?
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Use this calculator to help with the starter size. Fill in the information at the top. It will tell you how many viable cells you have and how many cells you need.
Go to the bottom of the calculator for entering size + ounces of
DME needed. Multiply DME needed by 1.20 for the equivalent weight of DME.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/yeast-pitch-rate-and-starter-calculator/
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Thanks everyone for all the great advice. That calculator is great.

I'm still a beginner, only brewed 3 times over the course of 6 years. I'm going to keep it as simple as possible for now. Maybe after retirement I'll get more serious about it!

I'm using a can of Muntons Irish Stout that I've had for a few years. It's still within the "use by" date but after reading up on the topic, I thought it a good idea to do the starter to make sure the yeast gets up to speed prior to brewing. The kit instructions don't even mention it.

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Thanks everyone for all the great advice. That calculator is great.

I'm still a beginner, only brewed 3 times over the course of 6 years. I'm going to keep it as simple as possible for now. Maybe after retirement I'll get more serious about it!

I'm using a can of Muntons Irish Stout that I've had for a few years. It's still within the "use by" date but after reading up on the topic, I thought it a good idea to do the starter to make sure the yeast gets up to speed prior to brewing. The kit instructions don't even mention it.
Are your instructions telling you to use a kilo or pound of sugar also? You can sub DME for the sugar. Muntons recommends 11 grams of their premium dry yeast if you do this to ferment out the extra complex sugars.

Starter with dry yeast or liquid? If you make a starter with dry yeast it is necessary to go through the rehydration process first.
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It calls for 2.2 lbs of sugar. I plan to use LME from the can to make the starter

It's a dry yeast packet.



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