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Old 01-23-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default HELP..Starter for High Gravity Beer Assistance

I am making a beer with an anticipated OG of roughly 1080. I am looking for help on how to make a starter. I have a SmackPack (Strong Ale) yeast, but I need to make a starter. My basic understanding is 1qtr water with 0.5 cups light DME for wort. Pitch yeast and let take hold for 24 to 48hrs, then add to the starter to the 5-gallons of wort.

Is this right? Are the measurements right?

HELP PLEASE!!!


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Old 01-23-2010, 02:08 AM   #2
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Per mrmalty.com If you give the starter a good shake periodically, you would need a 2.4 liter starter: 240 grams of DME and then add enough water to bring the total volume to 2.4 liters.


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When I looked at MrMalty it said I needed 2 smack packs at the 2.4l volume.
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Make a small beer first
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