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Old 01-21-2013, 01:09 PM   #11
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also, i didn't even know about stepping up starters until i started looking into how to grow yeast cell count.


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Old 01-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #12
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If you have a growler just sanitize and use that. They work great.


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Old 01-21-2013, 11:08 PM   #13
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I use a 1L flask. It works pretty well IF you have a stirplate. With a stirplate you can take 100bil yeast cells and with a 1 stage 1 L starter you can get it up to 225bil yeast cells which should be good for up to and around a 1.065 OG If you step it up once you can get about 350bil cells which should be good for a 1.100 OG

I make big beers so im usually making a 2 stage starter in my 1L flask. I wish I got a 2L but 1L is fine IF you have a stirplate.
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I have a 2 liter Flask and can do a max starter of around 1.6 liters since it boils over when boiling on the stove. Still need to look into a stirplate, but I haven't done any beers over 1.060 OG. If you plan on doing lagers or need 2 liter starters or above, then buy a bigger one.
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I have a 2 liter Flask and can do a max starter of around 1.6 liters since it boils over when boiling on the stove. Still need to look into a stirplate, but I haven't done any beers over 1.060 OG. If you plan on doing lagers or need 2 liter starters or above, then buy a bigger one.
IF you don't boil on the stove (in the flask), but you use a POT instead, you can get a full 2L into a 2L flask (combined starter wort and yeast). Which is one of the reasons why I don't understand some peoples complete aversion to doing this.
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I have a 2 liter Flask and can do a max starter of around 1.6 liters since it boils over when boiling on the stove. Still need to look into a stirplate, but I haven't done any beers over 1.060 OG. If you plan on doing lagers or need 2 liter starters or above, then buy a bigger one.
do you use the fermcap in the boil with the flask?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:28 AM   #17
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do you use the fermcap in the boil with the flask?
+1 on using Fermcap. It made doing starters so much easier when I began using it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #18
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+1 on using Fermcap. It made doing starters so much easier when I began using it.
how much fermcap fo you use? 1 drop?


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