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00Seven

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Brewing a lower gravity light lager Friday. It will be my first time with lager yeast. Expected OG is 1.033. Using brewers friend pitch rate calculator set to lager rate it says I only have about half the cells I need. I will ferment at 55. Should I go ahead and make a starter to get the needed cells or will it be ok with one packet since it will be warmer than most lagers?
 

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What volume are you brewing? For 10 gallons you would need two 11g packs and for 5 gallons you would need one pack.

Dry yeast is super cheap so I would just buy another packet.
 

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Don't make a starter with dry yeast. One packet in 5gal of 1.033 wort will be OK at 55, two packs would be better.
 
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It’s 5.25 gallons. Problem is I’m a 2 hour one way drive from the closest LBHS store
 

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As stated above, one pack is good for that volume, and recommended amount by Fermentis. I have even used one pack for 10 gallons, and it works OK, but is slower to start up, so I usually use two. Never used a starter with any yeast of that brand, and it always gets going.

Buy several packs, it keeps well, especially if you are going to drive after it. Where I live there is no local store(unless I want to take a expensive boat ride), but morebeer gets it to me in 2-4 days. Do they have any good internet beer sites in Aus? If not, there's a business opportunity for someone.
 
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As stated above, one pack is good for that volume, and recommended amount by Fermentis. I have even used one pack for 10 gallons, and it works OK, but is slower to start up, so I usually use two. Never used a starter with any yeast of that brand, and it always gets going.

Buy several packs, it keeps well, especially if you are going to drive after it. Where I live there is no local store(unless I want to take a expensive boat ride), but morebeer gets it to me in 2-4 days. Do they have any good internet beer sites in Aus? If not, there's a business opportunity for someone.
Yes Austin has a great store that ships. That’s actually where I got my last batch of stuff because they had a discounted shipping. Ordered on Thursday got it on Wednesday. I go to the Houston area for work so it is only an extra 30 minutes to get to their store but I’m not going up there for a bit and need to get this one started. Thanks for the info
 

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Yes Austin has a great store that ships. That’s actually where I got my last batch of stuff because they had a discounted shipping. Ordered on Thursday got it on Wednesday. I go to the Houston area for work so it is only an extra 30 minutes to get to their store but I’m not going up there for a bit and need to get this one started. Thanks for the info
Haha, with the posts form Victoria and Hobart, I thought you were in Australia.
 
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