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Old 07-07-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default Yeast Starter Question

When people say what the volume of their starter is (like "I used a half gallon starter"), does that mean they pitched their yeast (smacky or vial) into a half gallon of wort (1.040 usually, right?)? Or do they mean the step up the starter to where they had half a gallon of yeast?

Like if I use: http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html
And it says "# liters of starter"

I think I know the answer (a half gallon of yeast is a lot), but just wanted to make sure


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Old 07-07-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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You are correct Sir! (cheesy Ed Mcmahon voice) It is the starter liquid and all.
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:19 PM   #3
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I made my first larger size starter for a batch today, about 1/2 liter. Fermentation took off in 2 hours!
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