Hi all first time posting on this forum. I normally bounce between here and NB for reference and I'm looking for a little help if possible. Okay, going to make my first starter and I'm a little confused. I went to mr.malty to find the correct volume of starter and It tells me that I need 1.77 liters of starter for my 1.048 OG. So I looked up info on how to make a starter and everyone uses different combinations of DME to water so I don't really know how to arrive at the 1.77 liters that malty tells me. Is the 1.77 the volume I need before cooling and decanting and just pitching the slurry? Can I be over the 1.77? Is there just a general formula that you can follow to put me in the ballpark. I know I'm throwing alot of questions around I just want to make sure I'm getting it right. Thanks much!