Originally Posted by johnnyt471
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