So I'm about to make two big beers first up is a belgian, http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...bc4eae2f74d464
I have one smack pack and i'm looking for help on how to make my starter. I haven't quite got my stirplate to work properly so I will be shaking it throughout the day.
What temps do I need to leave the starter at?
How big should my starter be? Do you build up to that amount of starter or do you boil the whole amount from the beginning.
I have also heard of cold crashing, is this recommended?
I'm looking to make this on Sunday so when should I start?
Your help is appreciated!!!!