Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Making and using a starter
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-03-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
Homebrewcrazy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 37
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Making and using a starter

Hi all,

I'm brewing a 10 gallon AG batch on Saturday and I plan on making a starter prior..

I see so many conflicting articles on how long prior to brew day to make the starter, some say 18-24 hours some say 4 days????? I also am wondering if I do a starter 24 hours prior do I have to dump the entire contents into my wort?? Is 24 hours enough time for a yeast cake to develop and the cells to multiply?

Any and all info would be extremely helpful...

Thanks,
Frank


Batch # 7 all grain this weekend and loving every second of this new found hobby... Can't say my wife says the same, but then again who cares...

__________________
Homebrewcrazy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
rcrabb22
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rcrabb22's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 734
Liked 21 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Listen to this Brew Strong podcast, all the info you need to make a good starter
Brew Strong 12/22/08, Starters

__________________
rcrabb22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
TheH2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 263
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

If I'm doing a starter only 24 hours before then I'll pitch the entire thing but also make it a bit smaller. With 10 gallons this is probably less of an issue.

If I'm doing a higher volume starter I try and do it a few days before, let it sit out for at least 2 days and put in the fridge 24 hours before brewing. When I start brewing I take it out of the fridge to get up to room temperature and only pitch the slurry.

__________________
TheH2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
EricCSU
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,165
Liked 54 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

24 hours is ok, 2-3 days is better.

You can either dump the whole thing or chill the starter and decant the wort, leaving the yeast.

If the starter is too big for your liking, get a stir plate. Using a stir plate dramatically reduces the amount of wort needed in a starter.

Listen to the podcast, they know more than I do.

Eric

__________________

Kegged: Belgian Dark Strong (8.9%abv)

Fermenting: Arrogant Bastard Clone, BCS Dry stout

Planned: Rye IPA, ESB, Oatmeal Pale Ale, Rye Amber

Can You Brew It Recipe Database
Convert an all grain recipe to extract
Hop Substitution Chart

EricCSU is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2009, 08:26 PM   #5
Homebrewcrazy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 37
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks, in the future I'll be sure to get my starter done 2-3 days prior, unfortunately I ordered my supplies late this time around and won't get the yeast until Friday, so I'm doing my best with the time I have..

One other question, To date I have been shaking my carboy to oxygenate the wort. I have recently invested in a tank and regulator, but see many conflicting reports on that as well.. Any suggestions on how much oxygen should be supplied and how long?

Thanks for the Podcast info I will listen to it while sipping on a Sierra clone when I get home tonight thanks for the info..

P.S. I'm ordering the stir plate as we speak..

__________________
Homebrewcrazy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making a starter without DME jldc General Techniques 20 08-06-2009 10:37 PM
Making a starter without DME nukebrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 11-08-2008 04:23 AM
Making a starter with LME? MCH Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 09-05-2008 07:59 PM
Making a starter MN_Jay Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 06-13-2008 08:50 PM
Making a starter illin8 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 04-30-2008 05:56 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS