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MrEggSandwich 02-02-2013 01:02 PM

Brew Day Question! Ruination Clone
 
Ready to rock on this chilly brew day in NJ.

I have a starter (4 cups water/.5 cup DME) ready with WLP001 now.

I am concerned this won't be enough to get the brew down to 1.010-1.012 range. I am temped to grab another vial to pitch. OG should be around 1.075.

Any thoughts?

dale1038 02-02-2013 01:13 PM

I don't have Mr. Malty in front of me, but for a beer that size you probably want a 2 liter starter. If you have a stir plate, 1 liter should be sufficient. I wouldn't throw a vial in with your starter. Isn't worth it to me. Just mash low and long to get your gravity down.

MrEggSandwich 02-02-2013 01:39 PM

Thanks Dale...
 
This is an extract recipe. I would throw the extra vial in when I pitch the starter, not into the starter.

helibrewer 02-02-2013 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrEggSandwich (Post 4856057)
This is an extract recipe. I would throw the extra vial in when I pitch the starter, not into the starter.

Yes, add another vial when you pitch, that starter is not large enough for a 1.075 beer.

brewskisteve 02-02-2013 01:53 PM

Definitely, step it up.

I just brewed a Ruination, in dry hop now. Mine was at 1.088 with an alcohol boost. Man that thing was ROCKIN' fermenting. Thought is had enough head space in a 7 gal ale pail, wrong.

Enjoy the Ruination.

dale1038 02-02-2013 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrEggSandwich
This is an extract recipe. I would throw the extra vial in when I pitch the starter, not into the starter.

Yeah, I knew that was what you meant. There are a lot of variables that go into this. Probably better to pitch some extra with a big extract batch. Either way you will be fine. Follow your gut.

MrEggSandwich 02-02-2013 11:45 PM

Thanks for the input...
 
OG was 1.075, pitched the starter + an extra vial of 001.....


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