Starter or no? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Starter or no?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-22-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
jlb307
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
jlb307's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
, PA
Posts: 230
Liked 35 Times on 26 Posts



The AIPA I'll be brewing has an OG of 1.066. I'm using Wyeast 1056 Activator pack, and even the package says it's for wort with a gravity of 1.060 and lower.

Will those 6 measly points make that much of a difference if I just pitch what I have, or do I still have to make a starter?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
thelastdandy
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Allentown, PA
Posts: 116
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


you'll be fine, but making a starter has never hurt anything. makes sure the yeast is nice and viable. 1056 is a pretty resiliant yeast too.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
Pilgarlic
 
Pilgarlic's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Tampa Bay, Florida
Posts: 1,330
Liked 138 Times on 109 Posts


I vote starter. If you don't, you'll get beer. If you do, you'll get better beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 08:15 PM   #4
stevo155
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Derry, NH
Posts: 979
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts


Another vote for starter. Even if it was 1.060, I'd still go starter. I think the only time I don't pitch a starter is when I am using slurry or the beer is less than 1.050
__________________
BN Army for Life!!!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you add more starter wort to an existing yeast starter? vast_reaction Fermentation & Yeast 10 10-07-2011 03:15 AM
Starter or no starter??? Quick response needed. ScarySouthernMan Fermentation & Yeast 11 06-01-2010 12:08 AM
Steping up a starter to avoid making a giant sized starter. maida7 Fermentation & Yeast 8 03-31-2010 12:33 PM
DME for Starter kingmatt Fermentation & Yeast 10 03-29-2010 07:14 PM
Lager starter...which temp to pitch starter? Q2XL Fermentation & Yeast 3 12-21-2009 04:34 PM


Forum Jump