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Old 05-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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I am stepping up my brewing to 30 or35 gal at one time, how big of a start will i need and can i do it all with one activator pack? or is there a better way than an activator pack? Also what difference would there be with a lower gravity and a higher gravity beer?


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Mr Malty Yeast Calculator says for a 35 gal 1.048 OG beer. You need a 10.58L starter with 3 smack packs on a stir plate. For a higher gravity beer you need a larger volume of starter wort


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so dose and one have and good and not to expensive of how to prep that much or more for a higher gravity beer.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:12 AM   #4
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so dose and one have and good and not to expensive of how to prep that much or more for a higher gravity beer.
wtf??!!

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so dose and one have and good and not to expensive of how to prep that much or more for a higher gravity beer.
What d fak??
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wtf??!!
I think Joe has already drank half of his 30 gallon batch in one sitting
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so does anyone have any good and not too expensive methods of how to prepare that much starter wort, or more for a higher gravity beer.
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ya that is not what i posted, i said dose any one have a good idea what it would take to make a starter that size .i e flask or stir plate or some thing cheep. and that last post made me sound waaaaasssstttted!
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ya that is not what i posted, i said dose any one have a good idea what it would take to make a starter that size .i e flask or stir plate or some thing cheep. and that last post made me sound waaaaasssstttted!
damn spell check messing with what you want to say
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Mr Malty Yeast Calculator says for a 35 gal 1.048 OG beer. You need a 10.58L starter with 3 smack packs on a stir plate. For a higher gravity beer you need a larger volume of starter wort
Based on the above info I would brew up a 5g batch (a Pale Ale in my case) and re-use that yeast, either washed or re-pitched, and call that my starter. Depending on your planned OG you could either use it all or use half (assuming your OG is 1.050ish) and save half for your next batch


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