Starter size for OG 1.071 Strong Golden
THis is my first big beer (8% ABV) and I'm not sure what size yeast(WY3522)starter to use.
From "How to Brew": 1/2 cup of DME to 1 pint will produce an ~OG 1.040
I tapped Mr. Malty for piching rate - see below.
"Mr. Malry Pitching Rate Calculator" v4.01
OG 1.071 , Batch 5.25 gal,
Viability (From Date) 97%, Production Date (12/13/2006) my est.
# yeast cells needed (billions): 244
# vials or packs without starter: 2.6
# vials or packs without starter: 1
# Quarts of starter needed: 2.63
It gives qts of starter but how much DME do I add. Is it proportional to the starter volume and do I aim for a starter OG of 1.071?
Also has anyone gotten or know of off flavors from a starter?