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Offline russell

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wyeast 2112
« on: March 28, 2017, 04:40:58 PM »
Gonna do a ale using California lager, wyeast 2112. looking at my yeast starter calculator I am not sure of which pitching rate I should use. The site I use is from Captain brew and the choices are...Ale 0.75,  Ale 1.0,
 Lager 1.5, and lager 2.0.
 I am not sure if I should use the lager or ale selection because it is a lager yeast that I am using for an ale. The malt I am using the just pale malt and the OG will be 1.044.
 This is a 2.5 gallon batch.

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Re: wyeast 2112
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 05:10:07 PM »
Assuming that you'll be fermenting at ale temps, that's what you want to use.  But frankly, I've stopped using yeast calculators and stir plates.  I've gone to making 1 qt. SNS (search the site) starters for nearly every beer I make.  I get prfect yeast performance and it's a heck of a lot easier.
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Re: wyeast 2112
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 05:26:00 PM »
You may also want to consider at what temp you plan on pitching the yeast. What fermentation temp do you want to run on this one?  Colder = higher pitch.


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Re: wyeast 2112
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 07:25:05 PM »
 Fermenting at about 66 F.

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Re: wyeast 2112
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 08:09:48 PM »
Fermenting at about 66 F.

Then treat it like an ale yeast.  And FWIW, for 2.5 gal. of 1.044 I wouldn't bother with a starter.
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Re: wyeast 2112
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 09:30:56 PM »
Fermenting at about 66 F.

Then treat it like an ale yeast.  And FWIW, for 2.5 gal. of 1.044 I wouldn't bother with a starter.

Yep. In my world, 2.5 gallons of 1.044 beer IS a yeast starter.