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Offline itsjoao

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How to size a starter for Omega Yeast?
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:59:02 PM »
Hi, does anybody know cell count for omega yeast OYL-004?

Im brewing and 1.067 OG IPA, and Omega recommends me to do a starter but they dont disclosure the exact cell count in each package,so i dont know how much growth i need. Can anybody give me advice?

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Re: How to size a starter for Omega Yeast?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 03:04:23 PM »
I was just looking into their cell counts yesterday. Their website says approx 150 billion cells is the minimum. Although it depends on the yeast strain.

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Re: How to size a starter for Omega Yeast?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 03:53:08 PM »
As Chris White said to me, "homebrewers are too hung up on numbers".  If you make a 1 qt. SNS starter you'll be good.
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Re: How to size a starter for Omega Yeast?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 05:05:40 PM »
As Chris White said to me, "homebrewers are too hung up on numbers".  If you make a 1 qt. SNS starter you'll be good.

Haha you're right, thanks.

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Re: How to size a starter for Omega Yeast?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 06:20:24 PM »
Assuming the 150-500 billion from the site is accurate, I wouldn't bother with a starter assuming this is a 5 gal batch.
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Re: How to size a starter for Omega Yeast?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 06:33:34 PM »
Assuming the 150-500 billion from the site is accurate, I wouldn't bother with a starter assuming this is a 5 gal batch.

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Re: How to size a starter for Omega Yeast?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 06:35:30 PM »
Assuming the 150-500 billion from the site is accurate, I wouldn't bother with a starter assuming this is a 5 gal batch.
Depends on how fresh the yeast is and if you trust it was well handled in shipping.  When in doubt the 1 qt to wake it up can't hurt.
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