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Old 04-03-2007, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default Any problem using a quart starter for a 2.5 gallon batch?

or is a smaller volume more appropriate?

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Old 04-03-2007, 01:17 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:49 AM   #3
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you have to give people more than 45 minutes to respond, this isn't the most active board in the world.

So a 2.5 gallon total batch?

Are you using a smackpack, a vial, or dry yeast?

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Old 04-03-2007, 01:59 AM   #4
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or is a smaller volume more appropriate?
That sounds about perfect.
For 5 g's I use a 1.5-2 qt starter sometimes 3 qt. The bigger the starter the better.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:44 AM   #5
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you have to give people more than 45 minutes to respond, this isn't the most active board in the world.

So a 2.5 gallon total batch?

Are you using a smackpack, a vial, or dry yeast?

This is the most active board I've seen for homebrewing, you know of any others? I'd like to check them out...I'm using a WL Irish Ale vial. Thanks for your response Rook...
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:12 PM   #6
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or is a smaller volume more appropriate?
No, a quart is perfect. I typically use 2L starters for my 5-gallon batches. Now, if you were to use a 2L starter for a 2.5gal batch, the problem begins to arise: your starter volume (which is presumably extract) begins to substantially influence the overall volume of wort, thus possibly drastically changing the character of the beer. But one quart would be fine.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:34 PM   #7
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One quart it is. Now, I don't have an airlock or stopper for my starter (it's going to be in a half gallon Ernest & Gallo wine jug) but I read Palmer to say that with a piece of plastic wrap, loosly applied rubber band or the cap appiled loosely for CO2 escape, I should be okay. Anyone have any other ideas?

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Go with the plastic wrap, it works well.

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Old 04-03-2007, 02:14 PM   #9
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Default Plastic Wrap it is......

  • 1/2 Cup DME
  • 4 Cups Water
  • Heat Water
  • Add DME
  • Boil for a couple minutes
  • Cool to 75° or below
  • Aerate
  • Pitch
  • Shake to mix
  • Plastic Wrap and rubber band
  • viola!
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:27 PM   #10
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Palmer suggests 2 cups water to 1/2 cup DME. Anyone using 4 cups water instead? Seems like a light wort.

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