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Old 05-14-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Ok, I made a 2L starter of 1056. Now if I take the sediment from that 2L starter and add it to a fresh 2L starter, will I get the same amount of yeast as if I had made 1 4L starter?

And if train A leaves LA at 11 traveling 55 mph and train b leaves Washington DC at midnight at 75 miles an hour, when do they crash? LOL


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Old 05-14-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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No.. You will have more with the step starter.


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Old 05-14-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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Isn't 1056 the same as US-05, but 1/3rd the cells for twice the price?

I'm really not trying to be snarky. I'm pretty new, that's what I heard and it just doesn't make sense.
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No.. You will have more with the step starter.
what he said. But make sure you let all the yeast settle to the bottom before you decant the liquid from the 1st starter. Otherwise your tossing any yeast that were still swimming. I let it set for a day in a cold fridge to settle out.
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Isn't 1056 the same as US-05, but 1/3rd the cells for twice the price?

I'm really not trying to be snarky. I'm pretty new, that's what I heard and it just doesn't make sense.

True but that's not what the OP asked. Also, some people prefer to use liquid yeast over the dried stuff.
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I was going to cold crash it, decant it, then add the cooled wort to the flask.

Also, I prefer liquid yeast to dry yeast. I get better and more consistent results from them. This is personal preference.
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Make sure you let the yeast warm up slowly to roughly the same temp as the wort. I read somewhere else on here that tossing cold yeast into warm wort can shock the yeast and may even mutate it.

Again, just repeating from people who seemed to know what they were talking about. I don't have the equipment to test DNA myself.
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I am trying to make a yeast starter for my dfh 120 clone.

If I brew a breakfast stout using 1056, can I use the yeast cake for the dfh 120? I am thinking this maybe like a 5 gallon starter or will the yeast be beat up as it is like 7% abv?
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I am trying to make a yeast starter for my dfh 120 clone.

If I brew a breakfast stout using 1056, can I use the yeast cake for the dfh 120? I am thinking this maybe like a 5 gallon starter or will the yeast be beat up as it is like 7% abv?
It would depend on how healthy the yeast was going into the stout. If you made a good starter of healthy yeast for the stout batch then they have a much better chance of being in good shape at the end of that ferment
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If your yeast can't handle a 7% brew then it has no business near a DFH 120. I would consider a different yeast if in fact you are going for a 120 clone. 1056 says it has an 11% tolerance... check the abv on a 120.


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