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Time Machine

Posted 2013/01/03

Homebrew - Making a Starter

Every time I make a starter I find myself looking back through this blog to find out exactly what I did. I don't think I ever quite repeat the exact same steps so I have decided to write down my method so I can find it easily.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces DME.
  • 2.1 quarts (2 liters) of water.
  • A pinch of yeast nutrient.
  • Yeast.

Method:

  • Day 1:
    • Boil 8 ounces of DME with a pinch of yeast nutrient in 2.1 quarts of water for 5 minutes.
    • Cool in brew pot using an ice bath.
    • Transfer the liquid to the flask.
    • Pitch the yeast into the flask.
    • Cover the flask with foil again.
    • Give it a good swirl every time you walk by the flask.
  • Day 2: Swirl.
  • Day 3: Nothing.
  • Day 4: AKA Brew day. Carefully pour liquid out of the flask until you are left with around 1.2 quarts (1.2 liters) or until it looks like you are losing yeast. Pitch the 1.2 liters of yeast into your wort.

Day 1

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Day 2

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Day 3

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Day 4

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