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DrunkTrucker

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I went and got my supplies today to brew on saturday. I only bought one vial of white labs yeast, but im splitting it between 10 gallons. Whats a good way to make the starter? I had thought about splitting it in between two pints of wort, but i wasnt sure if it would be enough yeast by saturday.
 

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You aren't giving yourself much time. If you make a starter now it will only have time for about one doubling in #'s and "wake" them up. I'd make a quart of starter wort and pitch ASAP and then split it tomorrow, or even better let it keep growing and brew sunday...

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I had thought about doing that but I ran out of DME making the pint starter last night. I do have some dry yeast I can add to one and add the starter to the other. I dont have the time today to go to the homebrew shop. I think im going to start saving my yeast from now on.
 
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