Did not do a starter on a O.G. 1.062 - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Did not do a starter on a O.G. 1.062

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-30-2011, 04:27 PM   #11
AdvGroo
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Seattle, Wa
Posts: 70

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaycount View Post
FWIW though, i really suggest making a starter in that range. It will prevent off flavors, help attenuation, and accelerate the aging process.

It'll still make beer without the starter but maybe not as good as it could be or as quickly

What range is a basic cut off for doing a starter? Generally as a rule just do them anyway, even if on a lower OG Recipe. I like the idea of a higher Yeast count. Cannot hurt right?
__________________
"To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems" ~ Homer J. Simpson

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 06:12 PM   #12
theonetrueruss
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
theonetrueruss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Woodstock, GA
Posts: 859
Liked 50 Times on 36 Posts


I always do a starter with liquid yeast. I always hydrate dry yeast. This is true except for the first few batches I did and 1 vial of yeast 'can' handle 1.06 without any real problems.

RDWHAHB and do a starter next time if you can

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 06:28 PM   #13
TzeentchPlayer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Austin, Texas
Posts: 168
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


I'm still kind of a newbie when it comes to yeast, but also consider how much of your wort is fermentable. I brewed the AHS Pumpkin Ale with some lactose and maltodextrin. This brought the OG up to 1.063 from the recipe's 1.052, but the 11 points were mostly unfermentable.

I'm not sure if non-fermentables stresses yeast or not, but my wort really only had 52 points of potential fermentables, and it finished in a few days.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 08:59 PM   #14
Skarekrough
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Massachusetts, Massachusetts
Posts: 315
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts


Give it a few days. 1.060 is a decently sized beer but nothing I would say you couldn't have success without a starter.

If after a few days you're not seeing the airlock bubbling and the SG has not changed then you know the yeast just isn't doing what it should and you need to prep a starter and re-pitch.

As stated, under-pitching can cause off-flavors but as long as it eventually gets going the end product will still be beer.
__________________
Bear Hill Brewery - Get Mauled!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 10:30 PM   #15
terrapinj
 
terrapinj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,415
Liked 170 Times on 126 Posts


at this point i'd be more concerned about getting the temp down

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 10:51 PM   #16
AdvGroo
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Seattle, Wa
Posts: 70

Temps are fine at 68 at the moment. My concern was not that it would not kick off, but if it would have enough to ferment to my target FG by not having done the starter. It finally did kick off yesterday and is going strong. I will see in a couple weeks what I end up with. Thanks for the reply's is always appreciated.
__________________
"To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems" ~ Homer J. Simpson

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick question regaridng starter from starter newbie jmkratt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 04-08-2011 09:34 PM
Poor yeast starter OR no yeast starter? amh0001 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 11-26-2009 12:40 PM
Please help me with my starter kit switters Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 09-26-2009 10:28 PM
starter without DME?!?! JLem Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 09-24-2009 02:23 AM
LME as a starter? cshep Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-17-2009 12:04 AM


Forum Jump