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Re: silly yeast prop questions
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2013, 10:20:02 AM »
If you threw a tablespoon of yeast slurry in with the starter when you are boiling it, that will certainly work.

Only a tablespoon aye?  I was wondering how much to add.
 Is too much dead yeast a problem?  Excessive trub perhaps?
Too much is a problem, but since it's been boiled it will not be the same as just dead yeast.  I don't know for sure how much is ok, but typically you use a teaspoon or so of the yeast nutrient made from dead yeast.  That should be packed denser than a slurry so I'm guessing a tablespoon of slurry is a safe amount.
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Re: silly yeast prop questions
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2013, 08:58:16 PM »
So I took your recommendation and added a dollop to the starter boil. 

An interesting side effect; the hop trub in the yeast cake about caused a boilover on the kitchen stove. :o
Smelled like proper wort.

Reminded of me that when I started brewing,
folks advocated adding a few hop pellets to starters.

It is bubbling nicely now. Hoping for the best.
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Re: silly yeast prop questions
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2013, 12:02:28 AM »
So I took your recommendation and added a dollop to the starter boil. 
For the record, my recommendation is to use a proper yeast nutrient. :)  But in a pinch . . .
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Re: silly yeast prop questions
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2013, 08:56:47 AM »
Reminded of me that when I started brewing,
folks advocated adding a few hop pellets to starters.

Yes.  I used to do this.
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Re: silly yeast prop questions
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 06:49:51 AM »
Hey.  Just thought I would follow up here.

Starter beer seemed fine.  I thought it actually tasted pretty good.
I even slipped it into a taste test lineup for the wife, and it passed that test as well.

So I pitched it yesterday
 into a bit of a kitchen sink brew I might call the Redneck Nelson.
Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin in a red farmhouse... :o
Seemed appropriate.

Thanks for all the help and suggestions. 
I have a feeling perhaps I am just lucky
riding the back of the Monster that is Wyeast 3711.  Cheers.