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Old 09-18-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Two quick questions.

How much 2 row do I need to convert 2# flaked wheat?

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I need a 1.6L starter. Can I smack the pack, let it sit for a few hourse then pour into 1.6l of water in my half gal jug over night? Or will I have to start smaller then decant before stepping up?

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Old 09-18-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
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Not sure on your first question. I do all-grain so I always have enough enzymatic power.

I've gone from a smack pack to a 1.5l starter no problem. The biggest I've done that with was 2l. Any bigger, and I'll step it up.

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Old 09-18-2010, 10:28 PM   #3
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To make a starter make sure you boil in some DME with that water!

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+1 pouring yeast in water doesn't make a starter. You need some starter wort to put it in so the yeast have some maltose to eat.

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Woops! Yeah, I meant wort. Sorry, I actually do know what I am doing... for the most part.

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Woops! Yeah, I meant wort. Sorry, I actually do know what I am doing... for the most part.
Haha just wanted to make sure you weren't trying to rehydrate hydrated yeast!
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Woops! Yeah, I meant wort. Sorry, I actually do know what I am doing... for the most part.
Hey, stranger things have been done!
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How much 2 row do I need to convert 2# flaked wheat?
I'd think that 2lbs should do it, but you'll want to mash until conversion is complete. Do an iodine test to make sure.
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I'd use about 2 pounds of 2 row.

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