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Old 10-15-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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Looks like we are brewing tomorrow night. A Schwartz beer. Is it to late to start a starter w/ only 30 plus hours to go? I have a smack pack that I'd be starting from.

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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You will get some growth in that time. It would be better than not doing it.

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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I second that.

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:46 PM   #4
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Yep, get that starter going

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:53 PM   #5
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Jamil's recommendation is actually to get the starter up and going 12-18 hrs prior to brewing so you should be good to go.

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Old 10-15-2009, 04:32 PM   #6
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I do mine the night before - 18-24 hours before I pitch it. I've been using wyeast 1056 and 1098 I washed from other batches and they've been doing great that way.

Like others said - better to do it short than skip it altogether.

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Old 10-15-2009, 05:42 PM   #7
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Agreed. Better to do it than not. I've done starters the night before, and some of those batches have kicked off faster than anything else. One was going great guns (roughly 2-3 bubbles/second) in just a few hours or so.

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Old 10-15-2009, 06:12 PM   #8
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Ive heard that the peak of living yeast cells usually occurs around that 12-18 mark as well, but only from research, not experience

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It's done and we are ready for tomorrow! Thanks for the input fellas.

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I started mine late and within a few hours, it's bubbling rapidly. That's proof that the yeast will be multiplying rapidly. I need to rapidly take my heiny to bed.

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