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Old 10-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by HopSong View Post
Once the "beer" is rinsed and poured into the de-oxygenated water.. do I then make another starter to use it.. or simply pour it into the wort?

I'd guess I'd keep one of the 4 pint jars as my new starter for making another liter..??

A one liter starter creates between 150 and 250 billion cells depending on viability and such. If you split that 4 ways, you're looking at ~40 to 60 billion in each jar. Definitely need another starter since a 1.060 gravity ale needs around 225 billion cells.

For what it's worth, the way I do this is to create a starter for a beer, but make it around .5 liter bigger. After it's done, I pour off the extra right off the stir plate so the yeast is still suspended. Chill and decant the mason jar, then use this in a 1 liter starter. Chill and decant then split this into vials for use in upcoming beers after making another starter or add glycerin and freeze for later use.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #12
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Thanks for the advice and the link everyone. I like the idea of making a starter bigger than needed then decanting the extra for another starter. It sounds like this can be done every time I want to brew. I'm hoping to someday get some Conan yeast and be able to always have some around.

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:52 AM   #13
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Right when I get a new yeast I make a 1ltr starter. Next day I split that into 4 equal amounts into mason jars. I then take 1 of those jars and make another starter with that in my 1L EFlask(too lazy to spell it). Next day(or 2) I bump that into my 2L EFlask and starter to be used is ready. Next time I need that yeast I grab a mason jar and turn it into a 1L starter and next day a 2L. When I get down to 1 mason jar left of a given yeast I bump it up again. MO YEAST!


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Old 10-16-2013, 01:36 AM   #14
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Another thing, start hunting for the stuff to make stir plates. Most of it is free just gotta look for it.

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