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Old 04-19-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Yeast starter question 2

If I make a starter, I have no stirplate can I put an aquarium pump line in and just areate in place of a stir plate? Keeping it sanitary of course with foil over the top. The bubbling taking place of the stir plate?

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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You will need an inline filter and make sure you have a way to clean and sanitize the air stone.

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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I just brewed two different beers using a yeast starter on both. You can swirl bottle or flask around to rouse the yeast and aerate. Both starters were different yeast and after I pitched the starters I got furious fermentation within 10 hours.

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:57 AM   #6
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How often do you swirl?

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I swirled bottle often. Every couple hours when I remembered to

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So you don't need stir plate then

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My starters are 32 ounces of water and one cup DME and yeast, that enough?

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:59 AM   #10
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You want your starter to have an OG of 1.04. It gives yeast enough sugar to replicate healthy yeast. I usually use 60 oz. of water and 1/3 lb. of DME

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