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Offline bboy9000

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confused by pitching rates on Mr. Malty
« on: October 13, 2012, 12:40:46 AM »
So I was entering my infor mation on Mr. Malty's yeast pitching calculator and noticed something that I found odd.  This is only my fifth yeast starter so maybe this should be obvious but here it goes. 

I'm doing a simple starter of WY1056 with intermittent shaking for a 5.25 gallon batch. When I entered the OG as 1.056 the calculator indicated I needed a 1.85 L starter.  When I entered an OG of 1.063 it recommended a starter of 1 L.  When I entered 1.07 it recommends a 1.21 L starter.  I thought a higher OG wort would need a larger starter.  Is there a zone of optimal development?  Is there a point of dininishing return?
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Re: confused by pitching rates on Mr. Malty
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 12:48:27 AM »
When you entered the higher OG, did it bump up from one pack of yeast to two?
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Re: confused by pitching rates on Mr. Malty
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 01:09:17 AM »
Ohhhhh, I feel stupid.  It bumped the number of vials/packs up to two.  Dohhh!  I'm blaming it on the glasses of Tank 7.
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Re: Re: confused by pitching rates on Mr. Malty
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 01:23:57 AM »
I'm blaming it on the glasses of Tank 7.
That's a damn good reason.
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Re: confused by pitching rates on Mr. Malty
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 05:20:13 AM »
I was interpreting it as a 1L starter or 2 packs/vials of yeast- not a 1L starter made with 2 packs/vials of yeast.
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