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Old 01-26-2011, 03:11 AM   #1
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So, I've read all about starters. One thing I can't seem to understand is, do you pitch a starter and a vile of yeast, or is the starter alone what you pitch?

 
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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I dont do starters myself but the starter is your yeast. You are growing the yeast starter to give the yeast a healthy start and that is what you pitch.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:37 AM   #3
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You pitch the vial of yeast into the starter, let it go for maybe 18 hours or so, then you pitch the starter into your fermenter.

 
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:39 AM   #4
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That's what I thought, I just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the response.

 
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:51 AM   #5
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no real need to do a starter for any beer 1.050 or less, even according to the yeast suppliers, though
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