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Old 05-02-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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I'm using a Wyeast Munich lager yeast with an ideal temp of 48-54. I want to make a starter and wonder what the wort temp should be for the starter when i pitch the yeast.


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Old 05-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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I always have may starters close to the temperature of the wort when pitching.


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I always put the starter in the fridge, so that I can decant the spent wort. I generally cool the wort to 45 degrees for lagers, and pitch the yeast that is just a couple of degrees cooler- so 43 degree yeast (ish) and 45 degree wort. I let that rise up to 48-50 degrees for fermentation.
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Thanks. I've been brewing for 20 years but haven't done a lager in forever. I have one in the fermenter now and am getting ready to do another.
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