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Old 11-04-2012, 05:56 AM   #21
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I'm more inclined to make a two step starter to get my cell count where I need it. Takes little time (a few more days) and I don't need to do anything extra to make sure I'm pitching JUST yeast. Using my 3L flask, it's easy to get enough cells (even if I need to do three starter steps) to ferment pretty much any beer I can brew. IF I was to go with a single step starter, for the TripSix brew I made last weekend, I would have needed more than 20L for the starter.

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:37 PM   #22
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as a beginner homebrewer I have personally purchased the "booster" and from my memory, the capsule that I got would not add that much to either sugars or malto so my theory is still valid.
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yes I hear you but you as as "pro" in the industry you must understand that the cap full of "dust" that they include to "boost alcohol" is literally an enzyme to convert unconverted starches into convertible sugars right? Anyways, I have no dog in this fight but just posting my honest opinion as a one time customer, a long, long time ago
The Mr. Beer Booster they are talking about is a white powder that comes in 12 ounce packets, and will increase the OG of a 2 gallon batch by roughly 0.014. I suspect you are confusing it with yeast energizer.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:16 AM   #23
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The Mr. Beer Booster they are talking about is a white powder that comes in 12 ounce packets, and will increase the OG of a 2 gallon batch by roughly 0.014. I suspect you are confusing it with yeast energizer.
I was wondering about that 'capsule' comment... I know there's some yeast food that's packaged that way. I always thought the 'booster' (from what I've heard) was something more that was added to mr beer batches. I never brewed any of those, so I never saw what was inside the boxes. I do recall a local brewer coming to a meetup gathering, almost two years ago, that only did the mr. beer kits. Stuff was downright nasty. If I recall he used the 'booster' for the recipes he brought. His main purpose was to get F'd up on it, not to drink something tasty.
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