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Do I need a starter?
« on: March 19, 2011, 09:10:50 PM »
I just bought all the ingredients for my first AG brew (woo hoo) ;D  I opted for an oatmeal stout with an OG of 1.052 and with Wyeast 1084. Do I need a starter? While I have your attention, the guy at my LHBS said if I wanted the beer dry then mash at 148. If I wanted it sweeter, mash at 151. Does this sound accurate? Thanks again!

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Re: Do I need a starter?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 10:28:58 PM »
Mash temp advice is solid.  I'd say if you go for 148, mash for 90 min. to ensure complete conversion.
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Re: Do I need a starter?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 10:35:30 PM »
Mash temp advice is solid.  I'd say if you go for 148, mash for 90 min. to ensure complete conversion.

I'm leaning toward 151. I tend to like mine a little sweeter. Is a 60 min. mash long enough?
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Re: Do I need a starter?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011, 11:16:50 PM »
It'll still be sweet.
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Re: Do I need a starter?
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