Originally Posted by hopplease
I planned on using 2 1098 British Ale wyeast activators instead of the 1056 and starter. I don't feel comfortable doing the starter yet. Palmer says for a O.G. of 1.080 I should have 225-285 billion cells. I thought the activators are 100 billion per packet. Will I be ok being a little shy of Palmers 225-285 mark? I feel 3 packets would be to much?
I also plan on using East Kent Goldings instead of the Amarillo Gold.
Any thoughts on the changes??? It is what I will have in stock.
Thanks a bunch! I am excited to try this out!!!!
I agree with using the "C" hops if you can. As far as your yeast goes I think 200 billion cells will get it going. It's a little under but not by that much.
Here is a calculator I use for pitching rates:http://www.mrmalty.com/pitching.php
The article has a lot of good info and the calculator is linked at the end. I would also hook up a blow off tube. As I recall this one was super active for me.