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Old 09-30-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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I know the propagators aren't supposed to be pitched directly into a 5 gallon batch, but what about 2.5 gallon batches?? My LHBS said it should be fine, but I wanted to run it by some people here before I did it. Thanks.


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Old 09-30-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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Will probably be fine. Depends on the SG of the batch and how old the yeast are.


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I'm at school right now so I'm not 100% on the SG. It's for a patersbier recipe.

4.5lbs belgian pils are the only grains that I will be mashing.
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I'm at school right now so I'm not 100% on the SG. It's for a patersbier recipe.

4.5lbs belgian pils are the only grains that I will be mashing.
You should be just fine then.
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Awesome, thanks. You rock.
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Sorry, but I disagree.
The propagator has 1/4 the cells that the activator pack has.
If you can accept that an activator pack can pitch 5g of 1.060 wort (and I believe that is under-pitching), then the propagator would be able to pitch about 1.25 gallons at the same pitching rate.

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Sorry, but I disagree.
The propagator has 1/4 the cells that the activator pack has.
If you can accept than an activator pack can pitch 5g of 1.060 wort (and I believe that is under-pitching), then the propagator would be able to pitch about 1.25 gallons at the same pitching rate.

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Gotchya, yeah that makes sense. I guess it won't hurt anything to make a small starter tonight for Saturdays batch. Better safe then sorry.


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