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Offline scrap iron

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how large yeast pitch for lager
« on: January 08, 2022, 05:57:57 am »
Long story short, my old ferm fridge died and I bought a new one. I found out used ones are hard to find here.
It's winter so I'm doing more lagers. I had a Vienna lager that I used WY 2206 turn out well and saved the yeast. I put 100ml in a quart starter and stepped up with two more quarts. This is what Brewer's Friend calculator suggested. It's finishing up and dropping yeast out and there is about 3/4"
in the bottom of a gal jug. This looks like a lot of yeast so my question is how many ml should I pitch in a 1.056 OG Dunkel after decanting most of the liquid.
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Offline tommymorris

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Re: how large yeast pitch for lager
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2022, 06:31:19 am »
I would pitch all of it. A little extra won’t hurt, but too little could.

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Re: how large yeast pitch for lager
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2022, 02:47:45 pm »
I guess I'll pitch the whole thing and ferment cool at 48*. Thanks Tommy
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Offline MNWayne

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Re: how large yeast pitch for lager
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2022, 09:16:22 pm »
I agree.  All of it.
Far better to dare mighty things....