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Old 09-03-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Pitching rate for 10gal Lager

I'm making a 10gal batch of Marzen OG 1.055.
I need about 4L of starter. I have 2 x 2L erlyenmeyer flasks, and stirplates.
Here's what I'm thinking. What are your thoughts.

1. Pitch 2 vials of yeast into a 2L starter and grow to saturation (mr malty says it will require 2 vials into 1.3L starter if doing 5gal).
2. Split starter into 2 flasks, top each off to 2L and grow again to saturation.
3. Let yeast settle in both, decant liquid, pitch slurry.

Also, fermenting temp for yeast is 50f. I know everyone has different thoughts on starter temps, I'm thinking these starters will be made around 55f, unless anyone has other ideas.


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Old 09-04-2011, 10:51 AM   #2
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Looks fine, but pitching two vials is wasting money in my opinion. Pitch one. Save the other one.
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Looks fine, but pitching two vials is wasting money in my opinion. Pitch one. Save the other one.
This. Just build up your starter a couple times.
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