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Old 04-14-2007, 12:02 AM   #1
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hoping to brew a hefe tomorrow... Making a starter in a few. wondering if using a gallon jug will work? Any think particularly wrong with it?

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Old 04-14-2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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I dont' think it's a problem at all. Most will prepare a quart to two for a starter so go right ahead...

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Old 04-14-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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I made pitched to the started 7 hours ago. I am using 3068 Wyeast... I am getting about 3 bubles per minute, nothing too vigorous. Only about 1/8th inch of foam. I was expecting a more vigorous reaction. anything to worry about.

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Old 04-14-2007, 09:15 AM   #4
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I jus tmade a hefe, I had a starter going for 36 hours, pitched it, didn't see any activity for 12 hours, then after 18 hours it was going FURIOUSLY.

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Old 04-14-2007, 09:42 AM   #5
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I jus tmade a hefe, I had a starter going for 36 hours, pitched it, didn't see any activity for 12 hours, then after 18 hours it was going FURIOUSLY.
this is just in the starter... I was going to brew today. Do I need to wait until the starter goes biserk?
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:47 PM   #6
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I just went through all this. It's best (by some opinions) to pitch the starter when it's at full krausen. This is when the yeast is at it's fullest suspension and most active.

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Old 04-14-2007, 02:35 PM   #7
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It sucks, but I only have the stove for one day out of he month.... two at most. Anywho today is the only day I can boild my wort. That said can I boil my wort, get it in the fermenter, airlock it... wait for my starter to get full krausen and pitch... if it takes 36 hours for the starter that would mean that my wort would be sitting without yeast for about a day. Is this bad?

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Old 04-14-2007, 03:18 PM   #8
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It sucks, but I only have the stove for one day out of he month.... two at most.
What?! Are you in prison or the dorms?
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:59 PM   #9
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Hell man!!! Now I am curious, as well.....

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Old 04-14-2007, 06:23 PM   #10
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Starters never get too crazy (like a full carboy/bucket of wort) - so pitch away.

Don't wait a day to pitch - pitch right away - even if you had to pitch right from the smack pack/vial/packet with no starter, it'd be better than waiting for your starter to look right, while your worth sits there getting infected.

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