Originally Posted by NitrouStang96
What exactly do you mean by step it up a little more?
If I boil 8oz of DME in a 1/2 gal of water and pitch the starter in a gallon jug, would that be about right?
"stepping it up" means starting with a low gravity starter, letting the yeast get going, then adding more starter wort to "ramp" it up and get more cell reproduction.
In your case, try using 2-3oz of extract in a liter of water, then add the remaining 5-6oz in a second addition.