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Old 11-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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I purchased the Mr. Malty calculator on my iPhone, but I'm a bit confused on what the growth rate is. All I see is a number going from 2.00 up to 6.00. What does that mean? I see where the packs and liters change, but it just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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That number is the amount you want to grow the initial yeast. If you set it to a growth rate of 6 the original yeast will be allowed to multiply 6 times.
. Put a ridiculously large brew in (like 20 gallons of a 1.100 wort) and move the slider and you will see the number of yeast vials change.

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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Ah, ok. That makes more sense now, thanks.

By the way, is there any secret to getting out the stir stick before dumping the yeast starter in the primary?

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My secret is to count the cells with a microscope instead of making a starter. :-D Sorry, I don't have a trick for that. Maybe someone else has a good idea.

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #5
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No worries, I'll start a new thread with that question.

Thanks for the help.

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You can use a magnet on the outside of the flask to hold the stir bar. I use my spare stir bar.

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