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Old 01-21-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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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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