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Old 05-26-2010, 01:51 PM   #11
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I don't make starters for Hefes. I just take a jar of washed hefe yeast out of the fridge, dump the beer on top, add some cooled wort, and pitch.

It goes INSANE, and the beer comes out exactly like I like it.

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:34 PM   #12
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I underpitch my hefe's to increase ester production. I will typically find the recommended cell count and decrease that number by 25% and shoot for that. My hefe's turn out better than any other beer I brew.
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