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Old 07-25-2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Splitting 5gal batch for 2 yeast strains: Need Starter?

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I'm splitting my 5 gallon Amarillo/Maris Otter SMASH into two 2.5gallon batches. I'll be using two different yeast strains for each. Would a starter be necessary when using Wyeast smack packs? I would rather make starters to help out fermentation lag and to make sure the yeast is good. I don't want to overpitch.



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I don't think you're in any danger of overpitching, but if you're using the bigger smackpacks and they're pretty fresh it's probably not critical in this case to make a starter.



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What's your OG?

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estimated is 1.060-1.064

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Well, I decided to make a starter anyway. Good thing I did. The Scottish Ale yeast pack didn't swell. Hopefully I can revive it before Sunday. If not, I can visit LHBS tomorrow.



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