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Old 10-21-2010, 07:39 PM   #91
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once i am ready to brew and my starter is done do i just pour the whole bottle of starter in the wort? swirl it up first or just the clear liquid on top?
working on my first starter here, so thanks for the help.

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Old 10-21-2010, 08:33 PM   #92
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so i'm going to be making a starter with white labs yeast, for an IPA with an OG of around 1.072.

do i really need 3.6 liters for something like this (per the mr. malty site)?

how much malt do i use for this?

(i'm probably way over-complicating this, but...) should i be subtracting the malt i add to the starter from the malt i get in the kit? so in this kit, i get 9.3 lbs gold malt extract for the wort. let's say i use 1/2 cup DME in the starter. when brewing the wort, should i add 9.3 lbs minus 1/2 cup?

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Old 10-21-2010, 08:50 PM   #93
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do i really need 3.6 liters for something like this (per the mr. malty site)?
Not a fan of the mrmalty site - I'm sure I'll be drawn & quartered, but 3.6L is like a GALLON - I'm not adding a gallon of yeast to 5 gallons of wort.

I have a 2L flask. I boil 3/4 cup of extra light DME in about one liter of water, cool it, put it in the flask, triple check temps (75F), add yeast, cover with sanitized foil, shake, and set on stir plate. 2 days later, I'm pouring that into my 1.075 Double IPA...

it takes off in 4 hours at 64F - so, not bad, I'm thinking - and yes, I could let it settle and clear, and separate it out, but I'm lazy - I dump it all in (sometimes with the stir bar )
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:17 PM   #94
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what is a stir plate?

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Old 10-21-2010, 09:44 PM   #95
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what is a stir plate?
This should help.

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Old 10-22-2010, 01:49 PM   #96
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ok so i'm going to use an old plastic milk gallon with 2L water and 6 oz. DME, and some aluminum foil over the top. would that work?

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Old 10-27-2010, 02:46 AM   #97
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It could work, but I would wash the hell out of it and I would get something glass in the future.

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Old 10-29-2010, 03:03 AM   #98
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I know I'm kicking up a dead thread here, but I am curious about stepping up a starter. DB mentioned waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay earlier that he went from a 1L to a 5 gal starter. What are the "rules" governing stepping up starters? What is the process? Thanks.

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Old 10-29-2010, 03:16 AM   #99
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a 5 gallon starter????? isn't that called a batch of beer??
Holy crap...are you planning on brewing 80 gallons of beer?

A 700ml starter will work beautifully for a 5 gallon batch of beer. I'm sure others will say that it it may be sub-optimal, but with a 700ml starter you should have a lag time of about 3 - 8 hours.

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Old 12-13-2010, 10:30 PM   #100
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Ha- nope, not trying to make a 5 gal starter. I was just curious about the process of going from a liter to 5 gal.

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