I made step-by-step video on my blog for making yeast starters and thought I would share it with you all:
How to Make a Yeast Starter
It's one thing to read about it but another to actually see it done. That's true for me at least, because I'm a very visual learner.
There's one other thing I really want to post on here....Before I sucked it up and bought a scale I had a hell of a time trying to find the weight to volume conversions for DME when making starters. You should really get a scale, but if you're a procrastinator like me, here you go:
DME Weight to Volume Conversions: Keep in mind these were taken with the measuring cups filled to the brim and after tapping the side to fit more DME. It’s not perfect, but will get you close enough.
1/4 cup = 33 grams
1/2 cup = 66 grams
3/4 cup = 99 grams
1 cup = 132 grams
So for example: If you are making a 1 liter starter and using the recommended ratio of 1 g DME to 10 ml, then you would need 100 grams. Working with cups, you would add 3/4 cups.
So what do you guys think of the video?
p.s. If I can figure out how the heck to embed it in this post, I'll do so.