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Old 09-15-2012, 05:26 PM   #11
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I guess I skipped some specifics. It's a 5 gal ale. Denny conns' wry smile rye ipa to be exact. Using wyeast 1450 (Denny's favorite) which my LHBS Doesnt carry. I had to order it, so I want to get it right the first time. I was using brewbot (an app on my iPhone) its obviously not very accurate. It's calling for 345.381 billion cells.
I ALWAYS make a 3 qt. starter for that beer with that yeast. I use a gal. glass jug for it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:16 AM   #12
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Explain how you now understand the importance? You sound as if research, experience, and intuition have taken you to an understanding, yet you don't explain it

I like my dry yeasties
I understand because every question regarding problems with different brew sessions I have ever asked other homebrewers has always been immediately responded with 'did you make a starter?' or 'how big of a starter did you make?' as far as research goes I just went back through my homebrew library and read all of the chapters on yeast propagation I had skipped previously. Then googled yeast propagation. Then searched YouTube for yeast propagation. As far as experience goes in my OP I stated that I am new to starters, so I have none. I'm not big on intuition, usually just gets me into trouble.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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I ALWAYS make a 3 qt. starter for that beer with that yeast. I use a gal. glass jug for it.
5 gallon batches included? Being your recipe kinda makes you the authority.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #14
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5 gallon batches included? Being your recipe kinda makes you the authority.
I only make 5 gal. batches 99% of the time.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #15
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I prefer the yeastcalc site as well and I too made a 3L starter for that beer, BtW its awesome as I sit here drinking a pint of it now!

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #16
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Holy krausen batman, I pitched a 2l starter of wyeast Denny's favorite into 5 gal of this rye and I am scared of this fermentation. It's barely been 24 hrs and I have had to dump the jug my blow off tube ends in twice (1/2 gallon growler with about 1" of clean water to begin with) this last one I dumped looked like a starter there was do much krausen in it. I swear the beer growls at me when I walk in the room.

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