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Old 11-19-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Step up starter or pitch more yeast?

I picked up some material to brew about 3 weeks ago. I intended on brewing sooner but things came up in between. I went to go make a starter last night and ran into a problem. I logged on to MrMalty and punched in all my info. I'm making a 1.059 OG beer, 5.5 Gallons, Pacman yeast with production date of 9/13/2010. MrMalty stated in needed a starter of 1.45ml with 2 packets of yeast. I only had 1 packet of yeast with me at the moment. I went ahead a made a starter with what i had.

My questions is do I go out and buy another packet of Pacman yeast and pitch that with my starter or do I just push my brew day back and step up my starter? I have never stepped up a starter before so if that is the way to go how would i determine how much DME to use etc to make sufficient starter?

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Old 11-19-2010, 02:36 PM   #2
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On the pitching rate calculator you can slide the growth factor bar to figure out the starter size using only one vial of yeast.

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Old 11-19-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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I realize that but in order to do that I would have to make a 3.6L starter and I only have a 2L flask. As with everything else with brewing I wish I would have just paid more $ and bought the 5L flask instead of trying to be cheap.

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