[quote=“mattnaik”][quote=“dannyboy58”][quote=“mattnaik”]I use this calculator. It lets you dial in the exact volume and tells you exactly how much DME to use to create a 1.035 solution.
Matt, do you find brewersfriend to be very, conservative, I guess for lack of a better word?
For example it recommends a 2L starter for a 1.050 beer when the yeast date is TODAY. That seems a bit overboard to me.
Do you always make a 2L starter?
Obviously many of us have pitched a fairly new liquid yeast straight into a 1.050 wort with success.
On a beer 1.060 or less I’d generally make a 1L starter and feel quite confident. Maybe a 2L would start faster?[/quote]
Not sure you are using it right. You can change the amount in the “Starter Size” and if your cell count is still “in the green” then its a sufficient sized starter. According to that calculator 193b cells are required for a 1.050 wort. So if you use 100b cells to start plug in 1L as the size and choose “shaking” as your aeration method that yields 201b cells which would be sufficient.
The 2L that is put in there as a default is always there. It’s up to you to change that number to see the smallest volume starter that will still meet the desired pitch count.[/quote]
Hmmmm…yea was doing those things but I must’ve changed some other cell by accident last time I used it. Maybe I used a 2013 date by accident. :shock: