Originally Posted by AnOldUR
So, you're saying that you haven't read any creditable blind taste studies comparing a measured 30% direct under pitch with a measured "correct" pitch from a starter. Which, by the way, is what is mentioned in Yeast as being equivalent.
The “bent reality” was a legitimate example of a way of achieving a desired pitch rate while direct pitching and not having to buy two pack. Any “willfully ignorant bias” is coming from you by making blanket statements. This thread is a constructive debate. Please take your insults somewhere else.
I'm saying that commonly accepted pitch rates used by the reputable calculators have been arrived at by decades of study, experimentation, and statistically sound blind triangle test sampling. This subject is hard science, and not up for "debate", as some like to frame it.
"Willfully ignorant" people choose to ignore the hard science and mountains of work done over the years by people a lot smarter than themselves becuase (1) they have no respect for it or (2) it clashes with their limited personal experience and/or subjective biases.
Don't mistake directness for an insult.