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Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 02-18-2011 at 04:10 PM
The stir plate should be loosely covered for air movement. I use a aquarium pump to provide
oxygen to the propagation process inside the flask covered with a sandwich baggy.Bad things
fall don't crawl...
Posted in thread: Pitching Large Starters on 02-17-2011 at 10:10 PM
Swampass, Lagers are done with very powdery yeasts and take a long time to flocculate. The
majors want the yeast to stay in suspension and they filter when ready so it is not a problem
for them. When ...
Posted in thread: Pitching Large Starters on 02-17-2011 at 05:44 PM
If you grow yeast what are the byproducts and how is aerobic and anaerobic propagation
different. Simple answer is don't pitch your starter. Sure you can get away with doing it but
why. If your beers ...
Posted in thread: starter question on 02-17-2011 at 05:32 PM
A starter is used to grow yeast and in the process all sort of things will develop in the
remaining fluid and these are not the best for beer. That is why you should wash your slurry if
going to re-pi...
Posted in thread: growing yeast on 01-09-2011 at 06:41 PM
The first question I would ask is - do you want to grow yeast or do you want to make ethanol.
Do research on aerobic and anaerobic propagation and Crabtree effect. The question is complex
but the solu...
Posted in thread: Can I pitch my yeast yet? on 01-01-2011 at 05:28 PM
Chris White has nailed it. This book is a must if you are any kind of brewer. I have made the
statement in my talks at several home brew clubs that if you do not have a stir plate you are
not a seriou...
Posted in thread: Can I pitch my yeast yet? on 12-31-2010 at 09:18 PM
The yeast book is excellent reference. My copy was signed at the WBF after the GABF. I wished
he had spent more time on aerobic propagation. The starter thing is one of good practice. 99%
of the time ...
Posted in thread: Can I pitch my yeast yet? on 12-31-2010 at 08:20 PM
To kanzimonson - you have to be kidding - Happy New Year and keep on pitching your starter.bobz
Posted in thread: Can I pitch my yeast yet? on 12-31-2010 at 04:03 PM
I respect your opinion but you are taking a chance. Starters are notorious for off flavors and
other things. Pitching starter is not good practice. The complexities of yeast propagation are
Posted in thread: Can I pitch my yeast yet? on 12-31-2010 at 03:19 PM
Never ever pitch your starter. Pitch only the slurry. Off flavors and other bad things can