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Old 07-26-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default High gravity beer using dry yeast...do I need to make a starter?

This is my first time using a dry yeast (safale us-05). The OG will be 1.062. Do I need to make a starter?

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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Nope, you might want to rehydrate per manufacturers instructions. Many just sprinkle on the wort and have good success.

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Btw, us05 is a great choice for dry yeast. Very clean and has always attenuated well for me.

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Nope, you might want to rehydrate per manufacturers instructions. Many just sprinkle on the wort and have good success.
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1.062, IMO is within the capacity of one pack of dry yeast. I would recommend re-hydrating, though on my last with the same yeast and nearly the same gravity, I sprinkled the yeast on top. It turned out very nice.

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I pitched us-05 on a 1.084 batch of milk stout last weekend. Worked just fine.. I did rehydrate though.

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http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html

For a 5 gallon batch of 1.062 wort he says you need 12 grams. So one 11.5 gram pack will be good enough as long as you rehydrate properly.
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