Yeast Starter Question

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Arcaniment, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Arcaniment

    Arcaniment Disciple (70) Virginia Apr 30, 2010

    When people refer to a 2L starter, is that just yeast slurry, or is that starting with 2L of liquid and pitching yeast? Sorry if this is a stupid question.
     
  2. jokelahoma

    jokelahoma Savant (460) Missouri May 9, 2004

    It's the starting liquid amount. To that, add 200 grams of dry malt extract, boil, chill, and pitch your yeast.

    Two liters of slurry would be one hell of a starter!
     
  3. kjyost

    kjyost Champion (800) Manitoba (Canada) May 4, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    I think that would actually be over pitching! /ducks /avoidsflamewar
     
  4. Arcaniment

    Arcaniment Disciple (70) Virginia Apr 30, 2010

    That's kind of what I was thinking. Thanks a lot for your help!