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From: Jason Goldman <>
Subject: Re: simple yeast-starter recipe, cherry mead
Date: 1992-06-01 14:01:37 GMT

Chuck Coronella <CORONELLRJDS@CHE.UTAH.EDU> writes:
> 1) Can someone post a _simple_ recipe for a yeast starter? I know that I
> can just use a liter or so of wort, but what if I don't want to brew an
> entire batch? I know the ingredients; it's the quantities about which I'm
> concerned. How much extract (prefer volume), how much hops, for, say a
> quart of water? Can corn sugar (dextrose) be used? (It's easy to measure
> small quantites, compared to malt extract, which is gooey, and is generally
> a mess.) I've tried bottling wort, but nasties always manage to get in the
> bottle, and in a few months I've got a glass grenade on my hands.
I've found it useful to keep a bag of *dried* malt extract around just for
making starters. I'm not a chemist or anything so I don't measure it in
any real detail, but for a quart I'd use something on the order of 1/4 cup.
I sometimes use a couple of hop cones. Or not.


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