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Old 11-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default First yeast starter... wish me luck :)

Ok so this morning i decided before going to work that i would give it a shot and i sanitized everything ... I then boiled 2 cups of water and when i got to the boil i removed it from the heat,added a half cup of pilsner DME and started the boil for 12 minutes .... i then removed it from the heat and added the wort to my erlenmeyer 2000ml flask and placed it in an ice bath while i stirred the flask to cool it quickly... while this was going on i had taken my washed yeast (approximately 2 ounces after decanting most of the clear fluid away from the yeast)out of the fridge and also shook it up to make my slurry... once the wort was cool I added the yeast and shook it up ... added an airlock and went to work... Hope i get home to a nice surprise and not a mess or dead yeast...


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Old 11-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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Did you add the wort to the flask? I dont see it...

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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Did you add the wort to the flask? I dont see it...
Yes its there... its just not much compared to the size of the flask... i was surprised to see so little too
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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That's 2 cups worth?
That's a pretty weak starter..looks about like a 500ml starter? Is it even at the 800ml line?
What yeast are you using?

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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That's 2 cups worth?
That's a pretty weak starter..looks about like a 500ml starter? Is it even at the 800ml line?
What yeast are you using?

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Thats what was left after the boil from 2 cups of wort .... i used about 2 ounces of wyeast 1085 washed ... i wanted to add more water but wasn't sure if i would ruin it since everyone is so hard on that 2 cups water to half cup DME.
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Should i add water tonight and bring it up to 800ml? Or did i screw it up?

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I also have a 2L flask, and I usually do 4 cups water to 1 cup DME.

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I have the same size flask for starters and I usually fill it about 3/4 the way up with wort..I"ll fill it to a little more than the 200 line with water. Start the boil and add 200 grams of DME.

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Damn so i may have screwed myself already

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When I do lagers, I make a step up starter. Meaning I basically make a starter and I make another one to propagate more yeast. I would make some more wort and add that yeast you have there to it.

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