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Old 07-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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To try and save some cash, I am doing my first 10 gallon batch with a buddy and plan to split into two 5 gallon carboys. I also do a starter for my 5 gal brews, but am not too sure on how to handle for this.

I'll use White Labs. Should I buy 2 viles and prepare 2 starters (one for each carboy) or can I buy one vile and just do a single larger starter?

Any help from the pros out there is much appreciated.

 
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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You could do one big starter and split between batches. Just make sure you mix the slurry well and carefully measure the amounts before you pitch.

 
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:12 PM   #3
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I just switch back and forth a lot when pouring, especially near the bottom where the yeast is the thickest. Never had a problem yet.

 
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:25 PM   #4
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I usually pour a small amountof the starter into one then switch to the other. Keep rotating until there is none left. You should buy a big flask 2000ml
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:10 AM   #5
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I'd just buy one vial, but if you make a single starter with it you'll need more than twice as much wort as you would for the 5 gal batch. A two stage starter is the best option, IMHO.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:13 AM   #6
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Thanks guys - appreciate your responses.

 
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