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Old 10-17-2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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I use the pitch calculator from mrmalty.com and I don't change any settings....it's close enough for me. Also, when I'm making a starter, I use 100 grams of DME per 1 liter of water. I usually make a 1.5 or 2 liter starter, let it ferment out for 2 days, decant most of the liquid from the top, and pitch the remaining slurry.

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Old 10-17-2012, 03:31 PM   #12
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You can also use yeastcalc.com

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Old 10-17-2012, 03:31 PM   #13
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Thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #14
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I do 4 cups water and 1 cup light (pilsen) DME for the starter wort.

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:06 PM   #15
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I wash as well as bank (freeze) yeast. I have around 7 varieties frozen which are good for years and probably around 6 different strains that I use regularly washed. I don't remember the last time I bought new yeast. It's easy to do and I don't know why more people don't do it. When you wash/store your own yeast and buy grain in bulk, AG brewing in large batches (10 gal) is a whole lot cheaper.

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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I do 4 cups water and 1 cup light (pilsen) DME for the starter wort.
Thats exactly what I do and hasn't failed me yet.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:11 PM   #17
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You can also draw off extra wort from your AG runnings to use in making your next starter

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You can also draw off extra wort from your AG runnings to use in making your next starter
I've filtered the trub from my boil kettle and got a quart or two of good wort for making starters. Just put it in the fridge for the next time you need a starter. I've heard of people doing this and freezing it too.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:55 AM   #19
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I went with the 4 cups of water and 1 cup of DME and it worked really well. The stout yeast I harvested went to town on the starter and turned out better than I would have expected.

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I used yeast that was refrigerated for a year with a starter. +1 to what Beerloaf said about using starters for 10 gallon batches saves a bunch of money.

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