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Offline maltitup

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Yeast Starter
« on: February 14, 2011, 06:46:59 PM »
Ok... I will use a starter on some of the bigger beers, but in a mead, is the starter necessary, desired, or not used?

I am planning my first batch, and any info would be awesome. Thanks.

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Re: Yeast Starter
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 10:38:32 PM »
Liquid or dry yeast?

Meads are generally high gravity, so make a starter if you would make a starter for a similar gravity beer.  You can use pretty much any sugar for your starter, but honey is probably preferred.  Don't neglect nutrients for your starter either.
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Re: Yeast Starter
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 11:25:52 PM »
I am not sure about pitching rates because I do not know the gravity of the must you plan to
inncoulate. But if you do not want to make a starter you could just pitch 2 or 3 or 4 packs and
forego the starter....just sayin.
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