Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Yeast Starter and flasks
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
Joseph524
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Rockford, IL
Posts: 67
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Yeast Starter and flasks

Hello
Ok looking around on here and Mrmalty.com the other day I brew a 1.082 OG 5 gallon batch and to use 1 packet of yeast I would need 8.44 liter. How do you start a starter with that kind of volume? I mean most sites on have 2000 ml beakers. Or is my math off? Or should I just by more yeast and forget the whole thing LOL.
I would have to finish my brew up to almost 4 gallons and then dump the starter? There is 100's of posts on here about this subject. So please point me in a direction.
Thanks

__________________
Joseph524 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 02:56 AM   #2
pabloj13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 1,553
Liked 90 Times on 78 Posts
Likes Given: 109

Default

Not sure how you are getting those numbers. Are you brewing an ale? Using intermittent shaking?

__________________

Kegged Two Hearted, Dragonmead Final Absolution
Bottled Robust porter, Founder's Breakfast Stout, Ommegawd Hellepin, Ed Wort's Apfelwein
RIP Snake Dog IPA, Biermuncher's OktoberFAST, Falconer's Flight IPA, Two-Hearted clone (Culturing Bell's Yeast), Noberon wheat, Skeeter Pee using dry yeast, Smooth Oatmeal Stout


Simple and easy wort aeration - Harvest yeast from your blowoff - Homebrew Spicy Mustard
pabloj13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 03:07 AM   #3
homebeerbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebeerbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Home, where the beer is., Taxachusetts
Posts: 1,895
Liked 79 Times on 70 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

I just tried it with the numbers you gave, and it's as little as 1.6L. I could never get it as high as your result.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulthenurse View Post
My taint is sore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DakotaRules View Post
... I just threw up on my wife.
homebeerbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 05:29 AM   #4
Sulli
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 404
Liked 34 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Old yeast?

__________________
Sulli is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #5
Joseph524
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Rockford, IL
Posts: 67
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Well I see now that i did not have stir plate checked on the calculator. So now you guys can give me crap lol. But either way you have to subtract the starter volume from the 5 gallons correct?

__________________
Joseph524 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 03:16 PM   #6
homebeerbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebeerbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Home, where the beer is., Taxachusetts
Posts: 1,895
Liked 79 Times on 70 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

I usually decant the spent wort before pitching. Just put your starter in the fridge the night before brew day, and then sometime during the process, take it out, pour off the spent wort, saving the trub at the bottom, and let warm to room temp.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulthenurse View Post
My taint is sore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DakotaRules View Post
... I just threw up on my wife.
homebeerbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
pabloj13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 1,553
Liked 90 Times on 78 Posts
Likes Given: 109

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by homebeerbrewer View Post
I usually decant the spent wort before pitching. Just put your starter in the fridge the night before brew day, and then sometime during the process, take it out, pour off the spent wort, saving the trub at the bottom, and let warm to room temp.
+1. I don't like pitching the nasty starter beer. Some people do with success, but I prefer to decant.
__________________

Kegged Two Hearted, Dragonmead Final Absolution
Bottled Robust porter, Founder's Breakfast Stout, Ommegawd Hellepin, Ed Wort's Apfelwein
RIP Snake Dog IPA, Biermuncher's OktoberFAST, Falconer's Flight IPA, Two-Hearted clone (Culturing Bell's Yeast), Noberon wheat, Skeeter Pee using dry yeast, Smooth Oatmeal Stout


Simple and easy wort aeration - Harvest yeast from your blowoff - Homebrew Spicy Mustard
pabloj13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
pericles
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bryn Mawr, PA
Posts: 744
Liked 21 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I decant if the starter is more than 5% of the total volume of the beer. If it's less than that, I usually just pitch it on in.

There are some beers that will require starters larger than the volume of (my) flask. If you want to brew them with an appropriately sized starter, one way to do that is to pre-brew a lower gravity beer, like an American Wheat or Pale Ale, and then pitch the new, higher gravity beer on top of that yeast cake.

__________________
Primary 1: Hasty IPA
Primary 2:
Secondary: Soured Golden
Kegged: American Wheat
Bottled: Belgian Golden Ale.
Planning: American Amber
pericles is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3000ml and bigger flasks Spartan1979 Fermentation & Yeast 9 12-28-2011 02:24 AM
Why Erlenmeyer Flasks for Starters? superslomo Fermentation & Yeast 28 08-24-2011 07:24 PM
Volumetric flasks for storing yeast? MDRex Fermentation & Yeast 7 04-16-2011 02:07 PM
Can I make a 2 L starter with two 1 L flasks and one stirplate? Reelale Fermentation & Yeast 7 04-20-2010 05:26 PM
How do I make a 4L starter with 2X 2L flasks ? Bru Fermentation & Yeast 11 11-04-2009 07:15 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS