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Old 10-25-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Okay, I made a starter using washed WLP 810 (san Fran lager). I started with a 500 ml starter and stepped it up to 2000 ml. Then cold crashed, poured off the top layer the day before brewing, then got sick and didn't brew. 3 days later I put it back in the fridge and left it for a week. Now I'm ready to brew again so I poured off more of the chilled volume (down to about 1000 ml) and I'm adding 500 ml of fresh wort.

So how large of a starter will I have?

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Old 10-25-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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F*ck, this is like taking the SATs again. Only without the multiple choice.

I would measure the thickness of the yeast on the bottom of the flask and confer with Mr. Malty's calcuations.

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Old 10-26-2011, 01:12 AM   #3
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How big is your beer? I'd even step it up another 2000 ml... having a gallon starter for a lager isn't a bad idea..

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Old 10-26-2011, 02:06 AM   #4
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It's a 1.052 steam beer. I think I might top it off with a couple grams of 34/70

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Old 10-26-2011, 03:50 AM   #5
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That last step of 500 ml you did you probably didn't get any growth. The yeast just fermented that and went back to sleep without reproducing. But you probably had enough cells to do the job anyhow, so no worries.

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