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Re: Basic Yeast Questions
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2013, 05:34:48 PM »
Go for it. I'm just trying to understand the details but then use a simple method that does the job. I might fiddle with it in certain styles to boost esters but if I do it will be from understanding rather than lack of or accident

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Re: Basic Yeast Questions
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2013, 08:17:52 AM »
I hear ya, but the white labs lady says 1000ml is waste of time

For what it's worth, the numbers from the NHC presentation are *much* lower than what I see in 1 L starters. I've found that 100 billion cells per liter of 8°P wort (stirred) gets me within 30% every time.

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Re: Basic Yeast Questions
« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2013, 08:46:10 AM »
I hear ya, but the white labs lady says 1000ml is waste of time

She's not the only one.  My understanding is that if you make the starter too small there's not enough food for the yeast to rebuild their glycogen reserves  DISCLAIMER:  I am not a biochemist!
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Re: Basic Yeast Questions
« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2013, 09:19:14 AM »
Sean, just to clarify, you're saying 100 billion cells in an 8p 1 liter starter is getting you within 30 percent of desired pitching rate?
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Re: Basic Yeast Questions
« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2013, 11:55:19 AM »
Yeah, that wasn't at all clear... 100 of growth, ~200 billion total from a pack in a 1 L starter.
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