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GilaMinumBeer

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Thirdeye said:
Are starters just for liquid yeast?
Depends on you.

Most dry yeast today simply nneeds to be rehydrated to give them a boost. But cell count is still a key factor if there is a certain profile you are looking for. For lagers, I simply pitch 2 packets of dry yeast in lieu of 1 for ales.
 

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Dry yeast are packaged ready to be hydrated and pitched, optimally. You should not make a starter with them. If you need more yeast, simply pitch another packet.
 
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