Last week I built a DIY stir plate for yeast starters. Today I hit up the Wine & Hop Shop for some supplies for a few 1 gallon test batches and picked up some DME (Dry Malt Extract) along with the yeasts I needed to do some starters and collect a extra 200 billion cells or so for storage to use in a future brew. I used Homebrew Dad’s yeast calculator, or at least I meant to… I planned for a 1.040 SG starter in 1 L. For some reason, maybe because it is the default volume, I put 1500 mL of water in my flask instead of 1000 mL. I are dumb. The OG turned out to be around 1.027, so not even close to what I wanted, but I should still get a good amount of extra yeast cells, but only about half of what I had wanted. Oh well… leave it to me?!?!?
Obviously I am not just whipping this up to see if I can grow yeast. Something spicy is coming this week!