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Old 11-24-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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The way I understand it, I'll make a 1040 starter, pitch yeast, put it on the stir plate and 24 hours later it'll be ready to pitch into my beer. Is this correct? Any tips or additional info I should know? Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-24-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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Foil over the top or foam stopper. The yeast will do better getting oxygen during the start of the starter fermentation process. You also only need a constant stirring, not a huge vortex in the wort.

You can pitch the whole starter at high krausen, some prefer this, or chill for a day and pour off the liquid on top and pitch only the slurry from the starter.

I've done both and all were good.

I have done starters for my last 7 brews and I believe I have gotten better beer.

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Old 11-24-2011, 11:05 PM   #3
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The way I understand it, I'll make a 1040 starter, pitch yeast, put it on the stir plate and 24 hours later it'll be ready to pitch into my beer. Is this correct? Any tips or additional info I should know? Thanks in advance!
Depends. What is the OG of the beer you are planning to make?
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:17 PM   #4
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Depends. What is the OG of the beer you are planning to make?
It's gonna be around 1055
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Seven is referring to high gravity ales or lagers that may require a large or stepped up starter to get the required population of yeast cells.

Check out mrmalty.com. For a 5.25 gallon batch at 1.055 ale it looks like you need a 1 liter starter.

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Nice, thanks for the tips!

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