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Old 01-20-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default Starter size for a 1.120???

How big of a starter do I need for Something with that big of an og? I think a half gallon should do right? Btw yeast is wlp530
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:19 AM   #2
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http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:23 AM   #3
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Thank you for the quick reply but the comp i'm on doesn't support flash. Cheers
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10.92 Liters...according to Mr. Malty.
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4 vials/packs with no starter, 2 packs with a gallon starter, or one pack with a gallon starter on a stir plate

...or that's what Mr. Malty likes anyway. That pitching rate calculator is pretty reliable. You really should use a huge amount of yeast for that kind of OG.
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Are we "assuming" 5 gallon batch size?
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Personally, for something that size, I'd pitch onto the cake from a prior batch if I could. Not strictly necessary, but over pitching is hard to do in my experience.

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Yep, I'd just pitch on a full cake myself.

By the time you've made a starter big enough you're practically brewing a full batch anyway, so why not get some beer out of it
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haha all of the cakes in my bakery are sours at this point! thanks for the numbers, 'gents!

here's a label i made for one of them today

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When mr malty says to use 3.08 liter starter, how exactly do I make that?
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