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Old 03-25-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default Quick starter question. I am brewing a IIPA tomorrow with an OG of 1.090

I am using 2 vials of White Labs California Ale Yeast WLP001. Based on Mr. Malty calculation I need 323 billion cells 2 liquid vials and 2.45 liter starter.

2 liters of water equals 8 cups? Am I reading this right? Seems like a big starter or I just haven't done them right int he past.

Oh, and how much DME?


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waited a little late to do a starter.

2L = 8.45 cups

100 g of DME per liter of water, so 200 g of DME for 2 L.


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Thanks for the quick the response. I won't brew until tomorrow evening so I think 18 to 20 hours should be long enough.
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Thanks for the quick the response. I won't brew until tomorrow evening so I think 18 to 20 hours should be long enough.
ya, should be fine. I always through mine into the fridge to let the yeast drop down so I can decant the top liquid off. I don't like the idea of pouring 2 L of starter wort into my beers, though I'm sure on a IIPA you wouldn't be able to tell.
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Are you using a stir plate or the swirl when I walk by method?
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Are you using a stir plate or the swirl when I walk by method?
I use the walk by method for now. I am considering buying or building a stir plate.

This is the first starter I built using the directions at Mr. Malty and the airlock was bubbling within 30 min.
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I use the walk by method for now. I am considering buying or building a stir plate.

This is the first starter I built using the directions at Mr. Malty and the airlock was bubbling within 30 min.
airlock on the starter? don't want to put one on a starter, just a piece of aluminum foil or something to cover the top. It allows for oxygen exchange.
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Used used two vials of yeast? You could have used one and split it between two flask.

Last month I made a IIPA with an og 1.1
I used one vial of yeast and split it up like I said. Using the walk by stir method for 36hrs. Last time I checked my fg 1.015

If you want good attenuation you need to mash for a long time at a low temp like 150.

Hope this helps for your future brews.
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Used used two vials of yeast? You could have used one and split it between two flask.

Last month I made a IIPA with an og 1.1
I used one vial of yeast and split it up like I said. Using the walk by stir method for 36hrs. Last time I checked my fg 1.015

If you want good attenuation you need to mash for a long time at a low temp like 150.

Hope this helps for your future brews.
The recipe calls for a 60 min mash@ 150. Are you recommending something like a 90 minute mash at 150?
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The recipe calls for a 60 min mash@ 150. Are you recommending something like a 90 minute mash at 150?
definitely wouldn't hurt. I'm brewing a 1.081 Black IIPA right now and I plan on letting it sit for 90 min.


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