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Old 02-01-2011, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Yeast starters?

I have just a quick question. I understand the benefits of yeast starters, and I'd like to try one for my next brew. But when do you really not need to do a starter?

I pitched a Edinburgh White Labs yeast for 60 Schilling Scottish Ale and I'm seeing good krausen, but are my yeasties working well enough? I put a blow-off tube on, but the krausen is no where close to the top of my carboy. Is the yeast working well enough?


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Krausen won't tell you as it varies with the strain. If you do a five gallon batch that's under 1.040 you really don't need to worry about a starter, once you get over that you need to start thinking about it to hit ideal levels. Sure you can ferment out a 1.060 brew with a single pack of yeast, but just because you hit your FG doesn't mean you produced the best beer possible.

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