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Old 12-11-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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Quick question- when you use a yeast starter with an extract kit would you add your yeast starter and the yeast provided in the extract do i use the yeast they provide in my yeast starter and some of the malt+grain a day before my brew day in the starter.. Does this make sense?

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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Am I correct in assuming since you bought an extract kit....it came with dry yeast? If so .....you do NOT do a starter for dry yeast....you can rehydrate an hour or so before pitching....but not necessary.

If the kit came with liquid yeast....then you SHOULD do a starter...and I would start it at least a day ahead of time....better yet 2 days ahead of time....in case it is a slow start....

Let us know what type yeast you have.....

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So whats the point in getting liquid yeast when dry yeast is available? Is one more beneficial? What do most people use?

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There are only a few strains of dry yeast available compared to a whole lot of liquid yeast strains....so liquid yeast provides more options. Nothing at all wrong with dry yeast....as long as the right strain / type is available for the brew you are making.

Dry yeast is easier since you don't need a starter...and it costs less....

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