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yeast starter question...

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Davidpgibbons, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. New to yeast starters. Was wondering if brewing a 7 gal batch and using wyeast for an ipa... how much water and malt extract do I use? And shld I pitch 1 or 2 smack packs to it? Thanks!
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (855) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    Your starter wort should have a gravity between 1.030 and 1.040. As far as size and the number of packs for a given batch size...


    Edit: about 3.5 ounces of DME per quart of water will get you close to 1.040.