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Old 03-16-2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

We are making 10 gallons of a larger beer (1.063 OG) and have two smack packs to use. We decided we want to make a starter.. Mr Malty calc said we needed about 2 liters per 5 gallons, so about a gallon of starter..

How big of an initial starter should I make in a gallon jug to feed both smack packs? Think I can get away with doing the whole gallon at once?

We brew in 4 days fwiw.

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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In four days, you don't have time to step up twice, but you shouldn't need to anyway. I don't know your viability, but assuming you have 160 billion cells to start, you need a 3.6 L starter (shaking), or 2.3 L on a stirplate.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
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I wouldn't shoot for the whole gallon, you got 4 days, I would step it up, you could probably even step it up every 14-24 hours or so til you got to your gallon sized starter if that is your goal.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I think I just am going to make two half gallon starters instead of one large one. More familiar to me.

 
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