I read a recipe somewhere for starter using 2 c water/1/2 c malt. No caution stated dry vs liquid yeast.
Sorry, but the pack was discarded. Also, I saw no package inflation. Broke the little internal pack and the contents swished around inside like before.
The liquid yeast was a Kolsch style. Replacing with Safale US-05. I hope that does not alter the final product.
Thanks for your inputs guys.