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Is there any estimate to the "OG of the WYeast Liquid"?

When I make a yeast starter with an OG of 1.040, dumping in the WYeast liquid will bring it down, assuming that the liquid has an OG of less than 1.040, and I assume it would have an OG of 1.000.

Does anyone attempt to factor that in while making yeast starters with WYeast? How is it done?

{ asked by Matthew Moisen }

ANSWER

The nutrient in a Wyeast pouch is around 1.020. There's not enough of it there to have an appreciable effect on your starter gravity. You can pretty much discount it entirely.

{ answered by Denny Conn }
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