cutoff for high/low gravity beer?

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Col224

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I was wondering what the cutoff is for low/high gravity beer?
 

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usually you can go by 1.050 as being the kinda halfway point between one pack of yeast, and oh my god, are you really gonna use that much yeast.
 

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I don't think there are formally defined numbers, but I tend to think of anything below 1.045 or so as being low gravity, and above 1.070 or so as being high gravity
 

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I figure the change is at 1.06. Below that Wyeast says you can pitch an Activator smack pack, above that Wyeast says make a starter.

I know many (most?) make a starer anyway, but still, 1.06 seems a natural cutoff to me.
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thanks,

other than pitch more yeast/wait longer...is there anything special you have to do with high gravity brews? I'm thinking of doing one over the summer.
 
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