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Old 09-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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For a Barley wine I am going to make, would you use a starter for Wyeast 3278. Just not sure in general if people use a starter for these situations.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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I wouldn't do a starter to throw off the proportions but you might want to use two smack packs.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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I tend to pitch a blend along with some slurry of whatever brewer's yeast I have around. Just too much risk that the Sacch in the blend won't get out to a quick start. Adding some bottle dregs for more complexity never hurt either. Good luck!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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Thanks and I realized after reading that I won't do a barley wine because thats not really with the style....but I will pitch maybe some of my Abbey II with the Lambic Blend....that would work.
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