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Old 06-29-2009, 01:57 AM   #11
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In this instance, I would have needed a 2.5 gallon starter. Boil 2.5 gal of water with some amount of extract, cool, then add smack pack?
Largest lager starter I have used is about 1.5 qts, never had any issues. I pitch when the wort is around 65ish on its way down to ferment temp.

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