Quick question(s): when boiling down the wort for a 2L starter there is always evaporation. I usually boil my DME solution for 10 minutes and wind up with roughly 1.7L of wort. In the past I would let that ride, and cool the wort, and pitch my yeast, then off to the stir plate for a day or two. However, this time I topped off, about 300ML of water. By doing some quick math, that would reduce the starters gravity down to 1.031 from 1.036.
Two fold Q:
- Does this really make an impact on a starter?
- Do people dilute their starter back to 2L or let it ride after the boil