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Title: Do I have to make a starter?
Post by: ellen on October 09, 2011, 11:11:09 pm
of Lalvin D47 for peach mead or can I just pitch a few packets? 
Title: Re: Do I have to make a starter?
Post by: The Professor on October 09, 2011, 11:36:55 pm
of Lalvin D47 for peach mead or can I just pitch a few packets? 

I'd definitely skip the starter and just use two packets.  Never used D47 specifically , but it has worked well with other dry yeasts, so I say go for it.  On a few occasions, I've used three packets of dry yeast for stronger meads.

I'm sure others will weigh in...
Title: Re: Do I have to make a starter?
Post by: jamminbrew on October 09, 2011, 11:57:57 pm
I don't make starters for mead. My last mead was 1.140, and I pitched 2 packets of  Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast. Fermented perfectly.
Title: Re: Do I have to make a starter?
Post by: realbeerguy on October 10, 2011, 02:56:22 am
Not a starter, but you should rehydrate the yeast.  In addition, use some Go-Ferm when rehydrating.
Title: Re: Do I have to make a starter?
Post by: Jimmy K on October 10, 2011, 01:39:18 pm
multiple packets = yes
Title: Re: Do I have to make a starter?
Post by: bluesman on October 10, 2011, 01:41:51 pm
multiple packets = yes

+1

rehydrate and pitch accordingly