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Old 03-18-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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If I make a 10 gallon batch do I need to buy extra yeast or can I make a large starter?



 
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:29 PM   #2
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A large starter IS an extra amount of yeast. But yes, generally you need more yeast for more beer.


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Old 03-18-2010, 08:36 PM   #3
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yeah you need twice the yeast

 
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:47 PM   #4
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Check out mrmalty.com for help with yeast starters (for liquid yeast) or # packets of dry yeast (to rehydrate). In an effort to make a bigger yeast starter from the same amount of liquid yeast, you might be tempted to make a higher gravity starter - don't do that it'll stress the yeast (the starter gravity should be 1.040 or so). You want good healthy yeast, not stressed out ones.

 
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:26 PM   #5
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liquid make a larger starter -dry just buy more..
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:55 PM   #6
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If you want to use liquid yeast but don't want to buy two vials/smack packs, you could buy one vial/smack pack, make a starter at 1.040, let the yeast replicate and settle down for a couple of days, make up another starter at 1.040 & pitch them into that & let em go at it for a couple more days.

 
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:59 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
If you want to use liquid yeast but don't want to buy two vials/smack packs, you could buy one vial/smack pack, make a starter at 1.040, let the yeast replicate and settle down for a couple of days, make up another starter at 1.040 & pitch them into that & let em go at it for a couple more days.
Now that just sounds too professional..


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