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Old 12-22-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Just taking a poll here:

Do you think Mr. Malty rates are too high? Also give a reason for your your answer, if you would like. (Also let me know if you use the Date/Viability feature on the calculator.)
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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I use the date/viability and never had a problem with the pitching rates that the calculator spits out. I guess if you think it's too high....then don't use it. Not sure why it's a concern.

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:31 AM   #3
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Too high in the sense that it's unnecessary in my opinion. Too high in the sense that it will ruin your beer? No.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:35 AM   #4
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I use it and find it pretty accurate. I do use the date feature. That being said, sometimes I get in a rush and can't always do a starter.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:36 AM   #5
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Always use date/viability. Always have success. Is it conservative? Maybe. Does it work every time? Absolutely.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:42 AM   #6
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always use date/viability. Always have success. Is it conservative? Maybe. Does it work every time? Absolutely.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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Sometimes I wonder. For instance:
Mr. Malty tells me I need a 1 liter starter, for a 5.5 gallon batch, withan OG of 1.035, and a yeast production date of today.
But I am sure I have heard "Mr, Malty" himself say on his podcasts, how one doesn't need a starter in low gravity beer, and that it's a great way to build up the yeast for larger gravity batch.
I still use the calculator, but for my session beers I don't worry about it that much.

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:16 PM   #8
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If you don't like the results with Mr. Malty, You could try yeastcalc.com instead.

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Old 12-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #9
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Cool thanks for the replys. I was just wondering since I had some yeast made on 9/9/12 and Mr. Malty said I needed a 1lt starter and 3 vials of yeast even w/ a stir plate. It just sounded kinda high once I entered the production date. I remember the days when I just pitched one liquid pack or vial and didn't worry about it and never had a problem, but I would assume I'm making "better" beer now using more yeast and starters. (I did try YEASTCALC.COM and it came up with the same rates as well.)
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Cool thanks for the replys. I was just wondering since I had some yeast made on 9/9/12 and Mr. Malty said I needed a 1lt starter and 3 vials of yeast even w/ a stir plate. It just sounded kinda high once I entered the production date. I remember the days when I just pitched one liquid pack or vial and didn't worry about it and never had a problem, but I would assume I'm making "better" beer now using more yeast and starters.
If you're ever in a situation like that again I highly recommend Yeastcalc.com. Stepped starters will quickly take you from one older vial to correct pitching density, most of the time with just one extra step. Saves big $$$ and only takes another 1-2 days. I just get my yeast ready a week ahead of time that way I know I'm set and I can cold crash and decant the spent wort.
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