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Posted in thread: No Bubbles - Check for krausen? on 12-10-2013 at 04:10 AM
In the future, check out a site like or to figure out how many yeast cells you should be
pitching into the batch, as well as how big of a starter you'll need based on the yeast packet
Posted in thread: Conflicting advice from LHBS and HBT... on 12-09-2013 at 08:45 PM
Some people have had different experiences, but my lagers have definitely tasted better after a
few weeks of lagering. They weren't horrible or undrinkable, but they were much cleaner tasting
Posted in thread: Conflicting advice from LHBS and HBT... on 12-09-2013 at 08:43 PM
I would pitch low and raise to your lager temp if at all possible. Even if that means chilling
it in the fridge/keezer/fermentation chamber overnight before pitching.
Posted in thread: Big Yeast Starter! How? on 12-05-2013 at 07:39 PM
According to to make 11 gallons of a Lager with an OG of 1.056 I would need 872 Billion yeast
cells! If I pitch 1 vial (100 billion cells) with an 89% viability rate (2 week old yeast) I
would need ...
Posted in thread: Is my beer infected??? Wyeast 2565 on 12-05-2013 at 06:49 PM
Thanks guys. Yes I was going for a more authentic pseudo lager with the ale yeast in that temp
range. I think I might raise it a few degrees for a couple days then rack it into a secondary
and cold cr...
Posted in thread: Big Yeast Starter! How? on 12-05-2013 at 06:46 PM
Also, why do you think you need to step up to 6 L? Pitching 1 vial or smack pack to 6 L is
still overpitching the starter (which is fine). Probably because most people don't have
stir-plate friendly v...
Posted in thread: Cold Crashing? on 12-05-2013 at 03:43 PM
Cold crashing will not remove all the yeast. There will still be plenty left for bottling. If
you cold crash for 6 months, then maybe consider pitching some more, but a normal cold crash of
a few days...
Posted in thread: Big Yeast Starter! How? on 12-05-2013 at 03:24 PM
you absolutely can use a 5L flask for 2L starters! i also use mine as the fermenter for 4L test
batches, where i do a mini-BIAB in a kitchen pot on the stovetop, and i use it when i split a
batch for ...
Posted in thread: Big Yeast Starter! How? on 12-05-2013 at 02:40 PM
I don't see why you couldn't use it for smaller starters. If you already have a 2L flask i'm
guessing you'll reach for that one for smaller starters just for convenience, since the 5L
flask is an abso...
Posted in thread: Big Yeast Starter! How? on 12-05-2013 at 05:08 AM
Check out www.yeastcalc.com and use their step calculator. Also, if you use the stirplate (K.
Troester) method (instead of J Zainesheff) it's probably not hard to get up to the required
cells with a f...