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Old 10-04-2012, 02:22 AM   #1
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I currently have a batch of brown ale in the fermenter and ready to be kegged. It's still on the the yeast cake. I'm planning to make a big Scottish ale in about a week. Can anyone walk me through the steps to make a yeast starter?

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:16 AM   #2
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Boil extract in water. Cool. Add to flask. Add yeast to flask. Cover flask with foil. Stir frequently.

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:37 AM   #3
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How to make a starter

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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are you going to use the same yeast strain? if so then you just made a giant starter!! reuse the cake from the brown ale.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:21 AM   #5
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Yes. I'd like to use the strain from the brown ale. How do I go about harvesting it?

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
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Yes. I'd like to use the strain from the brown ale. How do I go about harvesting it?
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yea...strated-41768/
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #7
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Oh, OK, you want How to Wash Yeast then, not How to make a Yeast Starter.

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Old 10-04-2012, 12:49 PM   #8
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Yes. I guess that's right. I'm still fairly new at brewing

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #9
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the pitching rate calculator on mrmalty.com has a setting to estimate how much of that yeast cake slurry you need. on his podcast the author of said calculator said for an average (non-rinsed) slurry just use the slider settings (yeast density, non-yeast%) where they are, and plug in your volume, gravity, date. you may want to find the appropriate episode of brewstrong on itunes or the brewing network and give it a listen. then again, you may not, depends how much you like dick jokes

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