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Old 07-12-2013, 01:48 AM   #1
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So I ordered a oatmeal stout all grain kit from morebeer. The estimated OG is 1.058-62. They sent me 2 viles of white labs English ale yeast wlp002. I am making a 1 liter starter and wonder if u should add both viles? Or should I save 1 for future use?



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Old 07-12-2013, 02:35 AM   #2
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If you're happy about making a starter, and you have a need for an extra vial of WLP002 in the near future I'd definitely save a vial for future use.

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If you have a stir plate I think you will be ok. You should have enough yeast be ok. If not you maybe under pitching a bit but it will be fine either way. When I started brewing I used to just pitch one vial without a starter and was fine.

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I vote for starter and saving the extra yeast for later.

Are you doing 5 gal or 10 gal?

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A starter, for sure. I'd use yeastcalc.com or mrmalty.com to determine the proper starter size.

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A starter, for sure. I'd use yeastcalc.com or mrmalty.com to determine the proper starter size.

^^^ This for sure. You can make a starter of the right size for this batch and save the other vial and make a properly sized starter for that batch.
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I ended up making a 1.5l starter and used both vials since they were 3 months old. Now just waiting for active fermentation to begin.



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