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Old 11-09-2011, 04:03 AM   #1
WhiteChef
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It's stepped up to a wyeast activator as I've been just pitching dry yeast that I've hydrated. Ive seen talk about the smack packs needing a starter. Is this true? Or can I just pitch the pack after the magic has taken place inside the bag?

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:05 AM   #2
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What are you pitching it in to? Extract or AG? Gravity?

A starter helps big-time with the activator packs, especially with extract brews.

But you don't have to, you'll still get good beer. Try a starter next time and you won't be disappointed.



 
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:30 AM   #3
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It's going into an extract red.

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:31 AM   #4
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Also o.g. Is 1.065

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:37 AM   #5
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What is stopping you from making a starter? Might as well do it. You'll get better results, especially with extracts.

 
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:50 AM   #6
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Well I dont really know what is stopping me other than i would like to brew tommorrow and I usually don't have to wait on a starter 3 days before I brew. I know brewing is a patient art but I would really like to get it going tommorrow.

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:53 AM   #7
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Well I dont really know what is stopping me other than i would like to brew tommorrow and I usually don't have to wait on a starter 3 days before I brew. I know brewing is a patient art but I would really like to get it going tommorrow.

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Doing a starter for 24 hours will be a lot better than doing no starter at all. Just go for it. For the longest time I skipped the starter, but now I can't go back -- your yeast will thank you.

 
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:15 AM   #8
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Well I dont really know what is stopping me other than i would like to brew tommorrow and I usually don't have to wait on a starter 3 days before I brew. I know brewing is a patient art but I would really like to get it going tommorrow.

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Nah 12-24 hours is cool for a starter. No big deal. It'll be better than nothing - trust me!

 
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:22 AM   #9
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So what do I need to do. As far as a starter for the wyeast smack pack that is

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Old 11-09-2011, 03:32 PM   #10
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So what do I need to do. As far as a starter for the wyeast smack pack that is

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At the risk of being a jerk...



 
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