I want to do a Partigyle next week doing 2 mashes. A Wee Heavy (or 80 schilling) with the first runnings and a Two Penny with the sparge. I have a WLP005 second generation OG 1.061 cake from 5 gallons of ESB I racked today. I was thinking about putting the cake in my new 5 liter erlenmeyer with some 1.080 wort a couple days before brew day. The yeast seems clean and healthy and has produced 2 very fine ales. But what should I use for the lesser gravity Two Penny? Do a seperate 1.040 starter? Or is it OK to "downpitch"?
Yeow, a 1.080 wort to start yeast is a very bad idea IMO. You want to keep it at 1.040 or under. To your second question, it's fine to pitch from a higher to a lower gravity as long as the first one isn't too high.
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