peanutaxis wrote:So I was trying to make a 300ml starter culture and figured that I'd read the back of the packet of yeast and proportion the amounts down.
I think you're missing the point of making a starter.
The point is to scale UP not down. You are trying to build hundreds of billions of yeast cells. Give your starter a healthy dose of yeast and plenty of oxygen!
Sure, you cal culture up a starter from a very small amount of yeast, that's how labs do it all the time. But we are not working in a yeast lab, and we don't have to start with a small culture. So DUMP that pack in your starter and get it going. You'll end up with a healthy colony of yeast that will get your ferment chugging along in no time.
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