Originally Posted by Yooper
The above information is incorrect!
2 cups (1 pint) of water per 1/2 cup DME is absolutely perfect. That will give a starter OG of approximately 1.038-1.040, which is exactly right.
Thanks for the correction, I read that too quickly. Sorry about that.
1 lb of DME is about 4 cups which makes 1/2 cup of DME about 2 oz to the 16 oz of water which is about 8:1 by weight which is fine.