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Old 02-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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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.

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

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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.
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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.

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

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