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Old 03-28-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
Feb 2010
Montreal, Quebec
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I'm doing a typical pale cream ale, (OG 1052) and I'm questionning my self if I should do a starter for my yeast or not.

This is a Safale US - 05 dry yeast.

And If I should, do you think it a problem to use withe sugar to start the yeast, I only have this !

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Old 03-28-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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No, with a package of dry yeast you'll be fine with that beer.

With dry yeast, a starter isn't necessary. You can rehydrate the yeast according to the package directions for best results.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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yeah, i keep reading both here and on other websites that because of the way dry yeast is made, it works best just left dry, and if you want to make a bigger starter just use two dry packets

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Old 03-28-2010, 08:43 PM   #4
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+1 what yooperbrew said, you can rehydrate if you want to, but don't worry about a starter for that beer. You should be fine.

Good luck!

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