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Old 02-17-2007, 12:32 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Fish
Ok I will make a starter but is the idea that you cannot have too much?
It's very difficult to overpitch homebrewing. You can dump another batch directly onto the yeast cake after racking the previous beer off which is more viable yeast than you will get after yeast washing.

Making a starter with washed yeast serves at least a couple of purposes:
1) Assures viability
B) "Wakes" the yeast up prior to pitching.

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