Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Weizenbock Starter
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
CBMbrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: , The south
Posts: 761
Liked 61 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default Weizenbock Starter

I made a 1 quart starter for a weizenbock the other day using wyeast 3056. I didn't have any wheat dme so I just used regular extra light dme. It took about 10 hours to get going and never really got a whole lot of krausen. However it is now bubbling happily away.
Should I have used wheat dme? is the slow start and small krausen a warning sign of a poor starter?
I used:
1 cup extra light dme
1 quart boiled then cooled water
1 packet wyeast 3056 pitched into starter 3 hours after smacking the internal pack


CBMbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
AmandaK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: KCMO
Posts: 1,502
Liked 139 Times on 105 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

If you decant the starter before using it, who cares what DME you used?

Depending on gravity, a one quart starter is not going to be enough yeast for a Weizenbock. Use yeastcalc.com to figure out what you need.
__________________
BJCP Master Beer Judge
AmandaK is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sierra Nevada Weizenbock Yeast cyclonite Fermentation & Yeast 3 03-14-2012 10:14 PM
Jamil's Weizenbock for Thanksgiving? BrewNow Fermentation & Yeast 5 10-15-2011 01:53 AM
Weizenbock stuck at 1.024 help? maybe? nutty_gnome Fermentation & Yeast 4 01-18-2011 04:26 AM
If you've brewed a Weizenbock, please respond cuttsjp Fermentation & Yeast 1 01-18-2011 03:40 AM
Weizenbock Storage- How does it keep? jeburgdo Fermentation & Yeast 7 08-12-2010 09:23 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS