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Old 11-05-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
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I am fixing to brew an Imperial Pale Ale with an OG of 1.075. I will be using WLP001 yeast and I will make a 1 liter starter for it. Is it recommended that I either A) double pitch two vials (even though I am making a starter), or B) re-pitch some dry yeast. If I re-pitch, when is the correct time to do so? Thanks for the input!

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Old 11-05-2008, 01:10 AM   #2
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No need to pitch 2 vials with a starter, just make a bigger starter, 2 or 3 liter
check out MrMalty Pitching calculator.

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Old 11-05-2008, 01:15 AM   #3
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Imperial? Why not India?

I recently stated that I disagree with Bob's blog condemning the use of the label "Imperial" but this is going too far.

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Imperial? Why not India?

I recently stated that I disagree with Bob's blog condemning the use of the label "Imperial" but this is going too far.
I'm not sure what you mean?
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:21 AM   #5
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Besides, Austin Homebrew calls it "Imperial" so I am just repeating what their kit is called.

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For 1.075 I recommend a 2L starter. If that isn't feasible you can use two packages of US-05 which is the same yeast as WLP001. Pitching lots of yeast for a big beer is essential to avoid having a cloyingly sweet, under-attenuated brew. You can do a 2L starter in an apple juice bottle or a growler.

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Old 11-05-2008, 01:09 PM   #7
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Thanks. I'll go with a 2 liter starter for my INDIA pale ale!

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Haha, sorry, I see the kit now and I just think that's a strange name. Maybe it isn't hoppy enough to be an india pale ale?

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