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Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« on: November 22, 2014, 03:51:04 AM »
So, I wanted to brew a 1.080 stout this weekend. I got 2 packs of wyeast 1028 which I intended making a starter with. I smacked them both yesterday, one swelled and one didn't. My stir plate crapped out and I couldn't make my starter. I realised that I have a US05 in the fridge that has been sitting there for months. Should I pitch the 2 wyeasts + the US05 or just the 2 wyeasts?

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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 09:22:18 AM »
I think that all three yeast pitches would be enough. Also, you can still make a starter without a stir plate.

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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 03:30:53 PM »
Great. I'll just toss in the 3 of them for this batch.

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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2014, 05:26:27 PM »
What's a stir plate?  ;)

I don't own one and don't intend to get one.  I agree with major.
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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2014, 05:35:45 PM »
I think that all three yeast pitches would be enough. Also, you can still make a starter without a stir plate.

You can also make a starter whether or not the packs swell.

I made starters for years without a stir plate.  I still wouldn't have one if someone hadn't given me an old one a few years ago.
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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2014, 06:00:51 PM »
I think that all three yeast pitches would be enough. Also, you can still make a starter without a stir plate.

You can also make a starter whether or not the packs swell.

I made starters for years without a stir plate.  I still wouldn't have one if someone hadn't given me an old one a few years ago.

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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 06:44:44 PM »
I made starters for years without a stir plate.

I started making them in growlers.  No stir plate.  Worked just fine, but I do like my stir plates.
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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2014, 07:13:16 PM »
I think that all three yeast pitches would be enough. Also, you can still make a starter without a stir plate.

You can also make a starter whether or not the packs swell.

I made starters for years without a stir plate.  I still wouldn't have one if someone hadn't given me an old one a few years ago.

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Why, thank you, Diane!  ;)
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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2014, 07:14:00 PM »
I made starters for years without a stir plate.

I started making them in growlers.  No stir plate.  Worked just fine, but I do like my stir plates.

Yep, really speeds things up.  I use gal. glass jugs after breaking 2 flasks.
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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 02:02:44 PM »
Ok, so as it turns out, something came up and I wasn't able to brew at the weekend. I will not be able to brew for another two weeks and I've already activated my 2 smack packs (they are currently in the fridge. One swollen, one not). My stir plate situation will be up and running again before my next brew day. Can I still use these two smack packs to make my starter then or do I need to buy some fresh yeast?

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Re: Wyeast stout question...I'm a little drunk!
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 02:31:22 PM »
Oh yeah, absolutely you can make a new starter in a couple weeks with the same yeast.  No need to buy any more.
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