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Old 04-05-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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Sorry if this has been asked before. I did a search and didn't find anything. I'm wondering if I should compensate for a big starter by a slightly smaller batch usize. I've never thought of this before, but I made a beer with a pretty big starter this weekend and after topping up to 5 gallons and change I pitched the yeast. When I put it in the closet I noted that there was obviously closet to 6 gallons in my fermentor. Should I have calculated my batch size to compensate for the size of the starter or do I brew like normal and not worry about how big the starter is?



 
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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You could cold crash your starter, drain the wort from it, and just pitch the yeast slurry. You wouldnt have any extra volume to compensate for.


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Old 04-05-2011, 12:59 AM   #3
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Are you pouring off the starter wort and just pitching the yeast? That's what I would recommend.

Edit: we posted at the same time. +1 to what he said^
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:00 AM   #4
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You could cold crash your starter, drain the wort from it, and just pitch the yeast slurry. You wouldnt have any extra volume to compensate for.
+1 that is what I do.

 
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