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Re: Yeast pitching for a high OG noob
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2009, 06:59:15 AM »
I'm using Jamil's calculator, sort of.  His calculator uses the 1 million cells x 1 ml wort x 1 degree plato and factors that down by some amount, looks like to about 80% of the value you get from that equation for ales.  For a 1.095 ale he comes up with 305B cells.  I had factored that down a bit more but after looking at it again agree that it should be higher.  Probably up to the full amount called for by the equation.

After I figure out the number of cells I'm shooting for I'm using the table on page 68 of How to Brew to decide on the starter size.
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Re: Yeast pitching for a high OG noob
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2009, 11:45:22 AM »
what table is that? I am trying to find online and I guess I am missing it?

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Re: Yeast pitching for a high OG noob
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2009, 11:56:50 AM »
what table is that? I am trying to find online and I guess I am missing it?

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Re: Yeast pitching for a high OG noob
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2009, 12:24:40 PM »
Ah. I know about that one, i have that on my favorites bar

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Re: Yeast pitching for a high OG noob
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2009, 12:34:38 PM »
what table is that? I am trying to find online and I guess I am missing it?

The yeast growth table I referred to in my earlier post is in How to Brew 3rd edition on page 68 I believe.  It has initial cell count down one side and starter sizes from 1-4 qts (liters) on the top to estimate how many cells a starter will give you.  I don't think that table is on the online version.
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Re: Yeast pitching for a high OG noob
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2009, 02:23:31 PM »
what table is that? I am trying to find online and I guess I am missing it?

The yeast growth table I referred to in my earlier post is in How to Brew 3rd edition on page 68 I believe.  It has initial cell count down one side and starter sizes from 1-4 qts (liters) on the top to estimate how many cells a starter will give you.  I don't think that table is on the online version.

that sux, that sounds like a pretty useful table

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Re: Yeast pitching for a high OG noob
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2009, 02:11:38 PM »
Went with a two quart starter.  Once that's done I'll chill it for a couple of days, decant, and toss another two quarts in there.  That should get me to about 320B or so.
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