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Old 08-18-2011, 03:46 PM   #1101
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Lol...sorry! By those instructions, you'd just be dumping the whole thing.

You pour out (throw away) the liquid part after chilling it. You mix up the remaining little bit of liquid and the thick part (the yeast) and use it for the starter.

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Old 08-18-2011, 03:50 PM   #1102
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Lol...sorry! By those instructions, you'd just be dumping the whole thing.

You pour out (throw away) the liquid part after chilling it. You mix up the remaining little bit of liquid and the thick part (the yeast) and use it for the starter.
I now fully understand. Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #1103
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First of all, thanks for taking the time to write this up; I'm going to try it out tomorrow and am hoping for great results.

A couple quick things (Note: if you already answered these, I apologize):

1) Would it work to just use a quart jar for the big vessel and 2 pint jars for the yeast? I don't really want to make 4 pints, because I probably won't use them all.

2) ANSWERED

3) What's your preferred method for making a starter for these? I would be interested to know what has worked for you in the past.

Thanks!

Dave
Anyone have any insight on numbers 1 or 3? Not imperative that I know right now, but really curious for when I brew this weekend.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:58 PM   #1104
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Anyone have any insight on numbers 1 or 3? Not imperative that I know right now, but really curious for when I brew this weekend.
1) I don't see any reason that you can't.

3) Here's a quick overview from White Labs
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:42 PM   #1105
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1) I don't see any reason that you can't.

3) Here's a quick overview from White Labs
Superb, thanks.

Out of these options, am I correct to think number 1 is correct? I could see it being the second option as well. But I'm not even sure if it matters at all!

Typical Starter Volumes for 5 gallons:
To activate the yeast: 1 pint (with 1/4 cup DME)
To revitalize yeast past its Best Before Date: 2 pints (with 1/2 cup DME)
To brew a high gravity beer: 2 pints (with 1/2 cup DME)
To brew a lager beer, starting fermentation 50-55F: 4 pints (with 1 cup DME)
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:28 PM   #1106
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When I use harvested yeast, I use 1 gram of DME for every 10 ml of water.

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Old 08-18-2011, 07:34 PM   #1107
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I use quart jars because they were available for cheap at the dollar store. I've had no problems but I have no clue what the yeast count is though.

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Old 08-19-2011, 03:21 AM   #1108
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how many generations can you get out of the yeast?

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Old 08-19-2011, 04:50 AM   #1109
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I stop at 3..not worth the 7 bucks to risk it. I have buddies that go 8, 9, 10.........

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Old 08-19-2011, 04:54 AM   #1110
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It's always an option to grow up large starters, wash them and split them up in half-pints if you're worries about the multiple generation thing. More "siblings" and less "grandchildren" if you follow me...

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