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Old 02-16-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Starter with too high of SG?.....

I began making a starter yesterday for a 10 gallon Kolsch recipe. I am using White Labs Kolsch yeast, and I was planning in creating a 2L starter to split between 2-5.5 gallon fermenters.

I was planning on stepping up over a few days, and last night I started the process. I realized I made a stupid (I think) mistake, probably just too dang tired when I did this.

I used a little over a cup of water and 1/4 cup (not packed) DME. I meant to use 2 cups of water. My SG is probably towards 1.070. I pitched the yeast at midnight last night.

Should I continue on when I get home, just stepping up with some lower SG wort, say 1.030? I was thinking of stepping up a full liter tonight. Or, is my starter toast since it was faced with too many sugars?


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Old 02-16-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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your starter is not toast. yeast don't die from diabetes. they wouldn't be very good if they did. just continue with what your doing and measure better next time.
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