I have determined the starter size (.75 L) using the Starter tab on my ale recipe then created a starter mini recipe using BeerSmith2 with a batch size of 0.2 gal (.75 L) and with my 5 gal equipment profile. After entering the smackpack yeast mfg date, the amount of DME BeerSmith indicated was 10.3 oz to achieve an SG of 1.040. I then changed my equipment profile to my yeast starter equipment, i.e. 2 liter flask, and the amount of DME changed to 2.9 oz to achieve an SG of 1.040 even though the batch size remained at 0.2 gal. I don't understand what is going on. Can anyone shed some light on what is happening and which number is correct 10.3 or 2.9 oz of DME.