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Originally Posted by jakeperks
At the end of the day it's just a numbers game, i.e. how many of the cells make it vs. the ones that don't. For my small 3gal batches, a new pack containing sufficient viable cells to inoculate 5gal even with a 60% failure rate will work.
I'm sure, the same way that for a 2 or 3 gallon batch liquid yeasts often don't need a starter. But that only proves the point that they don't know the pitching rate you need.
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