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Old 07-20-2012, 01:53 AM   #11
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Awesome!! Yea, I have a home made stirrer. Used 2 cups water 1/4 cup DME.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:49 AM   #12
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you don't need a starter.

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:41 AM   #13
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you don't need a starter.
Brewski is right. You don't NEED a starter. You don't need an airlock or sanitizer or an auto-syphon either. Unless you want to make better beer of course....
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #14
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Brewski is right. You don't NEED a starter. You don't need an airlock or sanitizer or an auto-syphon either. Unless you want to make better beer of course....
a starter for a beginner brewer with an OG of 1.062 will provide as much benefit to his beer as a secondary fermentation vessel. it will provide for a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very small contribution to his beer (if any)--assuming he doesn't over pitch. in no way is a starter for a beer this size anywhere near comparable to sanitization and oxidation control.

the home brewing community really needs to stop preaching these arguably useless processes to beginning brewers as it needlessly complicates the process and scares them away from one of the greatest hobbies in the world.

Weezle007, if you truly appreciate the use of a yeast starter, by all means i think you should do it. i am simply stating that i, as well as many others, have been able to make great, fully attenuated beer with much higher OGs and no off flavors/aromas without the use of a yeast starter.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #15
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I was just trying to follow the instructions listed on the site. I will admit, however, to making a starter for a Bavarian Hefe that definately didnt need it, and the more I read about Hefe's can be easily overpitched.

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Thanks for all the great advice and help!!! Great support forums!

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