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Old 01-09-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default 2 yeast vials instead of starter?

Im brewing tomorrow and was going to make a starter tonight. I have an extra vile of the same exact yeast for the batch im making.

Question is, can I just pitch two viles instead of taking the time and energy making a starter? It just seems to make more sense but there may be a reason not to...

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Old 01-09-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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That should be fine. Generally 2 vials is as good as a starter.

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The only reason I wouldn't is cost. If you don't care about that, then go ahead...

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I would still make the starter, it only takes 15 min or so. Its a good habit to get into, I think.

However to answer the question 2 vials is better to then one of course but I don't think they equal a good starter.

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Old 01-09-2008, 04:08 PM   #5
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Sorry! not to nitpick, but it is vial, not vile. "vile" is something evil and disgusting and I will not have you talking about my good friends the yeasts that way!

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The only reason I wouldn't is cost. If you don't care about that, then go ahead...
Thats a good point. I thought about that but the vile cost me 6 dollars and its been sitting in my fridge.

The starter id have to buy more malt and spend a decent amount of time making the starter and sanitizing.

I just want to make sure there is no ill effect by using two of the same yeast viles.
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what re you brewing...do you need to pitch 2 of them?
go to mrmalty and check on the amount it says there before pitching both

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Sorry! not to nitpick, but it is vial, not vile. "vile" is something evil and disgusting and I will not have you talking about my good friends the yeasts that way!
AH, good point, my spelling is atrocious some times. I used to also think a muslin bag was a muslim bag. Whooops!
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what re you brewing...do you need to pitch 2 of them?
go to mrmalty and check on the amount it says there before pitching both

It is an Anchor liberty clone from AHB with starting gravity of 1.62.
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If your OG is going to start out at 1.062 you'll definitely want a starter. 2 vials may get close to covering it, but I think a nice liter starter would do better.


Just my $.02

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