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Old 07-25-2005, 04:35 PM   #11
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Starters allow you the time to see if you're yeast is alive.

I use them even with liquid yeasts.
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Old 07-25-2005, 06:22 PM   #12
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make a starter!!!!

i've been using runoff from the previous weekends mash when i am switching to a new style of yeast, instead of using dme. you almost always have some runoff left over, or you can even sparge a little bit more h20 through the grain bed, collect it and seal it up in tupperware. the next week, i boil up the wort/runoff, let it cool, and toss my yeasties in there.
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Old 07-25-2005, 09:57 PM   #13
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My wife says she'll can some jars of starter wort for me. It can't get much easier than that. Select a jar, open it, sterilize it, throw in yeast, put on bubbler..... DONE!

I know that's what a lot of other people do, but sometimes I feel I'm still trying to join the 20th century, let alone the 21st.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:01 PM   #14
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My wife says she'll can some jars of starter wort for me. It can't get much easier than that. Select a jar, open it, sterilize it, throw in yeast, put on bubbler..... DONE!
I actually have a case of starter malt already "canned" in my clear flippy bottles. All I have to do is add yeast and an airlock. It's already sterilized.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:20 PM   #15
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With any dry yeast I'd definitely use a starter.
4th paragraph down under pitching tubes, packs, and dry. proper re-hydration is all that is necessary. it states that a starter w dry yeast depletes the reserves the manufacturers built.
http://www.mrmalty.com/
http://maltosefalcons.com/tech/MB_Ra..._Culturing.php
check out these sites--however they do differ as far ass opinions on high grav starters.

 
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:26 PM   #16
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I made a starter for two reasons.

One, all the reasons to make one given in this thread and elsewhere on HBT made good sense.

Two, I wanted to get as much of the beer making experience as I could from my first batch.

Given how easy it was, how little time it took and seeing my wort begin to ferment in a few hours, I will make a starter next time too.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:28 PM   #17
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Guys, this thread is 2 1/2 years old!

 
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:35 PM   #18
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Gotta love a retort to a post from a few years ago.

So THERE!
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:40 PM   #19
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The reason I use starters is very simple, my yeast fills 1/3 of a baby food jar before making a starter.

By all accounts, that's not enough. If I had all 13 strains on hand, for no added cost in an easily freezable area that took up no more space that I've already been using, I'd do it.

Just for giggles, try brewing a beer with a January issued platinum strain in July and August without the use of starters.

EDIT: Just noticed that this thread is OLD.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:44 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Evan!
Gotta love a retort to a post from a few years ago.

So THERE!
Wow- for a minute there I thought some old timers had come back to play!

Holy thread resurrection, Batman!
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