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Old 01-27-2014, 11:08 AM   #11
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Safest way is to dilute the yeast as much as practical....

Get a big glass pitcher or large jar, one gallon bucket;
dump all the slurry into it;
Add your wort to fill the container 2/3-3/4 full;
Stir vigorously;
Pour out wort/yeast mix evenly into fermenters.



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Old 01-27-2014, 11:41 AM   #12
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I use 2 packs of dry yeast, one into each bucket. Once I rack to kegs, I collect the slurry from each bucket into 2 mason jars. With a total of 4 mason jars from one 10-gal batch, I can then use 1 jar per bucket of a new batch, so I brew 2 more 10-gal batches. I only do 1 iteration so from 2 packs of dry yeast, I get a total of 30 gal.



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Old 01-28-2014, 10:07 AM   #13
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I use two different containers for the starters. Pour one in each fermentor and be done with it.

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Old 01-28-2014, 03:37 PM   #14
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I split my ten gallon batch into 2 corney kegs and use a pack of dry yeast for each keg, secure the lid and put a fitting on the gas and a length of tube for a blow off.

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Old 01-28-2014, 03:51 PM   #15
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I'm with Weezy on this one. After you rack off the young beer and are left with just your slurry, dilute this with wort. Either fill your flask with chilled wort or put it in one of your carboys or something. The more you dilute the yeast before dividing the better your odds of getting an equal distribution. Yeah they may clump together or start to settle out, but it's unlikely to be a huge difference in the short time between swirling and dividing.

I use brew buckets so I typically dump the yeast slurry in one, fill with wort, transfer half to the 2nd bucket then top off each bucket.

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Old 01-28-2014, 05:25 PM   #16
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If your flask is like mine it is graduated. If you make a 5000 mL starter, pour 2500 mL in one and 2500 mL in the other. RLDWHAHB.

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Old 01-29-2014, 01:16 AM   #17
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If your flask is like mine it is graduated. If you make a 5000 mL starter, pour 2500 mL in one and 2500 mL in the other. RLDWHAHB.
My last batch was with wlp002. That stuff drops like a rock to the bottom of the flask. The top half would have contained a small fraction of the yeast that the bottom half would have contained.

I didn't have time to crash cool and decant the wort, so I just tried to split the top portion into each fermenter, swirl and split the remainder. I got pretty close.
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WOW a lot of different opinions on this one.

So I get the gist that if I use the 2L flask I have to make my yeast starter in. I just swirl the yeast around and pour 1/4(500ml) in one 5 gallon carboy and then 1/4(500ml) in the second 5 gallon carboy.. then Swirl the flask again and pour 1/4(500ml) in the 5 gallon carboy and 1/4(500ml) in the second 5 gallon carboy I'll be pretty dang close to getting equal amounts of yeast in each fermentor and I'll be fine.

Is that correct?

I am not trying to over think this and don't think its really a dumb question just want to do make good beer.

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You should be fine with that. Before switching to dry thats what I did and it worked great. Heres a pic from that brew after 2 days. Sorry its sideways.

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