yeast starter question...

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  1. Davidpgibbons

    Davidpgibbons Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2011 Illinois

    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 Meyvn (1,472) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    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...

    http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html

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