yeast starter question

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

  1. How much lme and how much water for a 2000ml yeast starter? Basic guidlines please thanks!
  2. Agold

    Agold Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Mar 13, 2010

    General rule is 100g/L. Add your DME then add your water to bring it to the volume you want.
  3. Right on. But how much water and how much lme? Its for a 6 gal 12 percent ris
  4. I suggest you go to You need a certain number of cells derived in 1.040 wort. This will solve the problem for you...
  5. Agold

    Agold Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Mar 13, 2010

    DME is about 44 ppg, and LME is about 37 ppg so you will need about 120 grams LME for a 1L starter, so 240 grams for a 2L starter. Just add the extract first then fill with water till you have 2L.
  6. But even if he uses a fresh vial for 5 gallons of 1.120 wort (assumption for 12% beer) he needs ~400 billion cells. A 2L starter with intermittent shaking gives ~250 million cells. He's way under pitching and asking a question that indicates he doesn't understand what he's actually doing...
  7. Agold

    Agold Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Mar 13, 2010

    Yea. This is another option for figuring out pitching rates:

    Edit: Also that site is awesome.
  8. yinzer

    yinzer Savant (395) Pennsylvania Nov 24, 2006

    Really? Since the extract adds volume I measure the water first. I'm sure that it's no big deal though.
  9. The 3 things I like best:

    1: Easy step starters
    2: Fully customizable (including how many cells after brew - label your yeast container :)
    3: The starter wort calculator on the lefty hand size.

    Things I don't like:
    1: Won't work on iPhone/iPad

    That is all. :)