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Old 01-18-2013, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default Can i just use 2 starters for a high gravity beer?

Hi,

I don't want to make a big starter with the step process so can i just use 2 starters? I'm making a 5.5 gallon founders breakfast stout clone(ish) at about 1.086 OG (targeted) and I was just gonna do one 1 liter starter and one 2 liter started (both from the same washed 1056 strain i fermented an IPA with and bottled 2 weeks ago).

Sound good? Will they get the job done without doing anything i might not want/expect? Or will there be some sort of yeast-on-yeast violence cause they're from different hoods?

MrMalty says i need about 318 billion cells


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Old 01-18-2013, 04:24 AM   #2
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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Cool thanks. So unless someone jumps in screaming "no!" by noon tomorrow i'm gonna go ahead and just use 2 starters
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NO NO No, you cant do that, think of the children
never mind, I was thinking of something else Sorry
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Noooooo!!!

They're all going to laugh at you!



Should be fine, I'd say just make sure to give this yeast plenty of time to digest out any metabolism by-products since you're pitching int oa higher OG than is ideal. Especially if the IPA was on the high OG side, too.
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You better set up a webcam on that carboy. It's going to be Jets/Sharks or Bloods/Crips up in that piece.


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