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Old 10-11-2007, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Starter clarfication

When it is said a '1 Liter Starter' this means the amount of volume of wort in the starter, right? Or does it mean the final result should be 1 Liter of pitchable slurry?


I ask this because of adding sugar to 'step up' the size of the starter.


I'm assuming it means 1 Liter of wort but thought I'd clarify...

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Old 10-11-2007, 05:49 PM   #2
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Yeah, 1L of wort.

It would take weeks of stepping up to come up with 1 liter of pure yeast cells.

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Gracias.. thought so, but there are never dumb questions right?

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I think 1L of pure yeast cells would be the definition of over pitching....

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Don't use sugar to make a starter with. The yeast get used to the sugar and will be unable to ferment the more complex sugars contained in the wort. Use LME or DME to make a 1040 OG starter.

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