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Old 02-18-2011, 06:19 AM   #41
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In general, it is better to weigh the amount of DME added rather than using cup measurements. One cup may not actually be one cup if it is not well compacted. This can offset your starter gravity and therefore the health of the yeast.
I too prefer measurements like millilitres and grams but how do you convert a cup to weight for DME?
Reason I ask is I was looking at the FAQs on WhiteLabs site and they recommend 1 cup DME to 2 pints of water for starters.


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Old 02-18-2011, 10:00 AM   #42
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I too prefer measurements like millilitres and grams but how do you convert a cup to weight for DME?
Don't need to. Just use a 10:1 ratio. 1000ml water:100g DME, 2000ml:200g etc...
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:09 AM   #43
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Thanks. Yes I had seen that ratio posted by many experts which made me wonder why WhiteLabs would talk volumes for DME rather than weight. Guess they figure some brewers may not have digital scales just volume measures.
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