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Old 07-14-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default At what SG do you use a starter?

Prior to my last two batches, I had almost always used a starter, but my last two batches were only 1.052 and 1.062 SG's and used Safe Ale 04 and 05 so I didn't bother.

The fermentation on the 1.062 ended kinda early, should I do starters for anything over 1.060?

At what gravity do you consider doing a starter?

Are starters even nessessary for dry yeast?


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Old 07-14-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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I have never used a starter for dry yeast. I've used more than one packet for higher gravity brews as per Mr. MALTY though.


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I have never used a starter for dry yeast. I've used more than one packet for higher gravity brews as per Mr. MALTY though.
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No starter for dry yeast, an ALWAYS as starter for any White Labs or Wyyeast, mainly because I have to build up one tube or smack pack to split across 3 batches, but also its just a good idea for liquid yeasts.
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Check this Guide from Nothern Brewer on yeast pitching rates.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/docume...chingRates.pdf
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I have been trained to make a starter for anything over 60...
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No starter for dry yeast, an ALWAYS as starter for any White Labs or Wyyeast...its just a good idea for liquid yeasts.
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Doing a 1.035 ordinary bitter today; one litre starter (stirplate) with Wyeast 1882. Easy peasy.


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