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Old 01-04-2010, 10:06 PM   #1
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Does anybody know how (roughly) a jar of washed yeast (using the stickied method) compares to the number of viable cells in a new vial? I assume you would still make a starter, but how would you know if you were under or over pitching?

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:41 PM   #2
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Too many variables to decide... size of the jar, viability of the yeast after washing, effectiveness of your decanting method... I have just been assuming that my washed and collected yeast is enough to make a good starter and haven't been let down yet.

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Too many variables to decide... size of the jar, viability of the yeast after washing, effectiveness of your decanting method... I have just been assuming that my washed and collected yeast is enough to make a good starter and haven't been let down yet.
Thats what I figured, but thought that maybe there was some general consensus. I'm going to try this method described in the sticky just to see what happens. If it works, I assume one could save a ton of money not buying yeast at $7.25 a vial/package.
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Is this too much yeast to pitch into an average 5-6 batch?

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Old 01-05-2010, 01:12 AM   #5
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that looks like a lot to me. probably overkill for an average batch.

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I usually go with about 100 ml in a 1.5L starter for a 5.5 gallon batch at 1.050-1.060. Seems to work quite well for me.

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