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Old 04-26-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Inoculation Rate VS Pitching Rate

Could somone provide me with a clear distinction between the two terms "inoculation rate" and "pitching rate"? I have researched but cannot find a distinguished difference. In the past I have used Yeast Calc in order to determine how big of a starter I needed in order to provide enough yeast cells for a high gravity beer. However, as I was preparing for my next starter for a 1.092 brew I noticed how the inoculation rate got smaller than the suggested 25-100 raqte when I make larger the starter volume of wort. Therefore I am doing a stepped starter but I still would like clarification on the difference.

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Old 03-15-2014, 03:02 AM   #2
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Almost a year later and no takers? I'll take a stab at it and assume that stepping up a starter increases cell counts but maybe you want to have the growth happen at a rate that is deemed healthy to avoid lots of petite mutants or maybe some other kinds of negative effects?

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The inoculation rate is essentially the pitching rate of the starter, and you want optimal inoculation rates for maximum growth.

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