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Scooby_Brew

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A large starter IS an extra amount of yeast. But yes, generally you need more yeast for more beer.
 

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Check out mrmalty.com for help with yeast starters (for liquid yeast) or # packets of dry yeast (to rehydrate). In an effort to make a bigger yeast starter from the same amount of liquid yeast, you might be tempted to make a higher gravity starter - don't do that it'll stress the yeast (the starter gravity should be 1.040 or so). You want good healthy yeast, not stressed out ones.
 

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If you want to use liquid yeast but don't want to buy two vials/smack packs, you could buy one vial/smack pack, make a starter at 1.040, let the yeast replicate and settle down for a couple of days, make up another starter at 1.040 & pitch them into that & let em go at it for a couple more days.
 

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If you want to use liquid yeast but don't want to buy two vials/smack packs, you could buy one vial/smack pack, make a starter at 1.040, let the yeast replicate and settle down for a couple of days, make up another starter at 1.040 & pitch them into that & let em go at it for a couple more days.
Now that just sounds too professional..:D
 
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