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Photopilot 01-21-2013 07:12 AM

Can I use weight or volume to estimate yeast cells?
 
I have been putting my stir plate and new huge flask to heavy use. I have already used the yeast to brew a 10 gallon batch and know it is fresh and quick to start. I have done a search and found out the right way to do it is a microscope and a hemacytometer, but don't have the time or want to spend the funds on those just now. Is there a way to estimate my yeast count using volume or weight?

el_caro 01-21-2013 07:32 AM

If you know the volume of yeast (measure them) and the viability date then using MrMalty you can estimate the number of viable cells you have.


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