Multi-step starter and yeast generation count

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PierreLo

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Hi guys,

A quick question for you.
Let's assume that generation 0 is the initial generation of a fresh yeast package.
If I do a two-step starter and then harvest some yeast, is the yeast harvested generation 1 or generation 2 yeast?

Thanks,

PL
 

marc1

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I would count it as 2 passages.
It's a vague, inexact concept, though.

If you did cell counts, you could find out how many population doublings they've gone through, which is a better guess at how many times the cells have divided.

But that's probably overkill for most homebrewing needs.
 
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