The following steps are probably not wonderfully efficient but help me get a yeast starter of around 1040 gravity:-
Move yeast from fridge to bring up to room temp.
Boil 1.5L water in a pot and cool to required strike temp (about 70 degrees).
- measure out 180-200g grain
Add grain to pot of water and mash for 15 mins on low heat, stiring every 5 mins
Using sieve, pour wort from pot into a jug.
Keeping grains in sieve, pour wort from jug, through grains, into pot again, pouring evenly over grain bed.
Bring contents of pot to boil and boil for 15 minutes
- Dump grains and rinse sieve
Sterilise sieve, airlock, thermometer, bung and jug
Once boil is complete, cool contents of pot to < 25 degrees in sink of water and ice.
Sterilise demijohn (and hydrometer if taking gravity)
Pour wort from pot into jug through sterilised sieve
Rinse demijohn, etc and add attach bung and airlock
Allow grist to settle to bottom of jug and pour wort into demijohn, leaving grist behind
Top up to 1L if needed with cooled boiled water.
Add yeast to demijohn and leave in wardrobe at 18-22 degrees for 2-3 days
Hope this helps,
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