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Old 12-12-2009, 03:43 AM   #1
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I am making my first all grain batch and I am going to do the small BiaB version on my stove. My goal is a batch size of 1.3 gallons or so to go into a fermenter (2 Gallon Fermenting Bucket) with an airlock.

Do I have to make a starter for this or can I just pitch the dry yeast...

Second, how much dry yeast in grams do I need to ferment this small batch...

Thanks in advance..

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Old 12-12-2009, 04:31 AM   #2
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Jeff, in general you don't need to make starters with dry yeast - they have plenty of cells for full five gallon batches. Its liquid yeasts that people usually make starters for.

With your dry yeast you may rehydrate it, but you don't even need to do that. Just sprinkle in the cooled wort.

I don't know how much yeast you would need to pitch - or if pitching the whole packet would be harmful. I think you could easily go with half a packet.
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