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Old 05-19-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default How much does a starter increase yeastcell amount?

Hi,
I usually make a starter on 2liter and 200g DME. How much does it actually increase the yeastcell amound from a whyest smackpack?

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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I plugged this into beersmith to give you an idea. Used wyeast 1056 as the yeast and a package date of today.

Yeast cells without starter - 96 billion
Yeast cells with 1l starter - 149 billion
Yeast cells with 2l starter - 202 billion

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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These should give you a good idea
http://www.brewersfriend.com/yeast-p...er-calculator/
http://www.yeastcalc.com/
http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html

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Old 05-20-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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Ok thanks guys!!

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