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Old 01-05-2012, 03:55 AM   #1
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Default Yeast starter for WLP004 necessary?

Hey guys, I'm brewing up the Sam Smith Taddy Porter clone from Austin soon. I've been brewing for awhile, but never used liquid yeast. Do I need a starter or just follow the instructions listed on the yeast?

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Old 01-05-2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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You need a starter my friend.


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Old 01-05-2012, 04:42 AM   #3
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take a look at this calculator: Mrmalty.com

Honestly i would just use the one vial without a starter. However, ideally you may need to have a higher number of yeast cells to achieve the "optimum" performance .
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:49 AM   #4
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A starter assures that your White labs yeast is active to begin with, and it also gives you enough yeast to get the job done.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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Make a starter. *Not* making a starter never results in a better beer.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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Three Really good reasons for starters

Improves Yeast Health
Confirms viability
Raises numbers to appropriated level

The numbers of yeast and the health are the key features that will improve your beer and make you never doubt doing starters again.

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