As life has gotten in the way, my next brew day has been pushed back to next week. Probably Friday. The yeast I have, liquid, has been sitting in the fridge now for a few weeks. The date on it still is about 2 months out, so I think I am still good. My plan is to take the yeast out of the fridge and let it come to room temp on Thursday morning. Then, break open the smack pack and let it do it's thing for a few hours. Thursday midmorning I have DME at the ready and a small pot for the boil. My plan is 100 grams of DME to one quart of bottled water. Bring it to a boil and boil for about 20 mins. Does that sound about right? I think it is what I have been reading as a good recipe. Then, leave it on the counter at home, which is normally in the high 60's low 70's during the day, and shake it up every so often as I pass by it or think about it. The container is clear, so I can see how things progress and go from there. If the yeast does not react then I have some dry Yeast as a backup plan. Then, when I do my first BIAB recipe with my new stuff on Friday afternoon, add the yeast and let it do it's thing.
I guess my question, after that long winded post is pretty simple. Is 100 grams of DME and a quart of water the right measurments for a starter for a 5 gallon batch?
Sorry to ramble, but each brew day seems to be new for me.
Thanks to all who suffered thru my long post and read to the end.