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Old 10-09-2013, 05:22 PM   #11
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When you cold crash, the yeast will form a layer (yeast cake) on the bottom of your flask and there will be liquid on the top. Decanting is just slowly pouring out most of the liquid without disturbing the yeast cake prior to pitching your starter into your fermenter.

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:21 PM   #12
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Also going to pick up some erlinmeyer flasks today I'm going to be splitting the beer in 2 five gallon fermentors,think its best to just buy one 5L flask and do everything in one or buy 2 2L?
If you will be brewing lagers get the 5l flask and a 2l flask. Most average gravity lagers are going to need 400 billion cells or more for a 5 gal batch. One large starter, 3+ liters, gets you close. With a 2l flask you'll need to do multiple steps. I have a 1, 2 and 5 liter flask and those work out well for me, I brew 80% lagers.
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No I don't brew any lagers

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Old 10-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #14
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No I don't brew lagers,think 2 2L starters for an oatmeal stout will be enough to split between to fermenters?

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