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Old 05-10-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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Just curious to know how many cider makers use starters? I am prepping up to do edworts famous apfelwine and going to use a knottingham yeast this round. I have had trouble before with this same yeast as was curious to know if setting up a starter a few days in advance would be a better advantage...as for my starter i am thinking some AJ that i am using for the batch, some dextrose and a packet of knottingham....let it go like mad for a few days then pitch to my batch.
any input?
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:54 PM   #2
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You don't need a starter with dry yeast... Just rehydrate it per the instructions.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:08 PM   #3
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I like to make a starter for every fermentation. Regards, GF.

 
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