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Title: Mr. Malty questions!
Post by: HydraulicSammich on March 13, 2011, 07:20:25 pm
Being new to this starter production, I have a couple of questions about Mr. Malty that I would hope someone would help me with.  I am interested in a 5.5 gal lager.  Production date of the Wyeast is 1/11.  Using my stir plate, Mr. Malty suggests I use 3 packets for a 2 + liter starter.  My question is, am I pitching 3 packets into two liters of 1.030 - 1.040 gravity wort or am I stepping up three times to hit the yeast volumn? 
Title: Re: Mr. Malty questions!
Post by: a10t2 on March 13, 2011, 07:32:10 pm
What's the OG? For 1.060 it puts you at 3 packs in 2.5 L or 2 packs in 4.2 L, so I'm assuming that's about where you are.

Or you could pitch one pack into a 1 L starter, then step up to 2.5 L and get the same cell count.

Either way, the MrMalty calc assumes a 1.040 wort.
Title: Re: Mr. Malty questions!
Post by: maxieboy on March 13, 2011, 07:34:55 pm
I opt for the step up. A bit more time and planning but DME is cheaper than yeast.