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Old 08-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Oktoberfest with no yeast starter?

Just got done brewing an Oktoberfest and just pitched the dry yeast as is at 50F and didn't make a starter (don't have the equipment). My OG was 1056, is it really a big deal to pitch a starter with a lager?

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Yes, I guess maybe you should have done 2 packets then.

Have another one?

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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I wouldn't make a starter for dry yeast. Just pitch another packet.

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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ditto on the pitch two packs. Your still going to make beer either way. But two would be better.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help!

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Old 08-30-2012, 03:54 PM   #7
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I brewed an Oktoberfest with an OG of 1.060 a few months ago. Pitched 2 packs of Saflager 34/70 and fermented 9 days at 52-54 F, then 2 day D-Rest at 68-70. Was at FG in about 11 days. I'd pitch the extra pack if you have one and would anticipate no problems.

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