yeast starter question...

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  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 (1,328) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    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.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.