O.k. I'm not a complete newbie to brewing.. I brewed a few batches several years ago but I'm back this time and wanting to get much much more into it. I've got 2 batches done and I've pitched the yeast right in the primary and it seems to be fermenting just fine, but I keep reading make a starter!!! And it has me thinking I guess that I should be doing this all along... Now I've gathered from reading that you do this by boiling some water with LME and putting the yeast in there a day before but I've got a couple of questions as to the specifics... O.k. first off how long before you brew do you make this starter? What are the specific measurements you use for a pack of yeast? How much LME and how much water? And what kind of container do you keep it in? After that where do you put it and for how long before you pitch it into your brew? Any help you all can provide would be fantastic!