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making two yeast starters
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:19:28 AM »
Going to brew two batches this weekend on two different days, both in the mid .050's.Want to make a starter for both, different yeast. One flask and one stir-plate. What would you do?

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Re: making two yeast starters
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 05:23:59 AM »
Start one today or tomorrow.  Let it make yeasties overnight, transfer to a sterilized gatorade bottle or similar and place in fridge.  Start #2 same process.  Cool and let sit in fridge.  Take out morning of brew day, decant and let warm.  Add some water, swirl and pitch.  Then have a homebrew..... ;)
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Re: making two yeast starters
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 05:37:38 AM »
How big of a flask?  According to Mr. Malty, a 10 gallon batch ( 2 x 5 gallons ) at 1.050 on a stir plate would require a 1 liter starter with 2 vials.   I don't see why you can make a starter, pitch half and then save the rest in the fridge for the next day.
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Re: making two yeast starters
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 05:44:16 AM »
How big of a flask?  According to Mr. Malty, a 10 gallon batch ( 2 x 5 gallons ) at 1.050 on a stir plate would require a 1 liter starter with 2 vials.   I don't see why you can make a starter, pitch half and then save the rest in the fridge for the next day.

Are they both ales and are you using the same yeast for both?  This would be a good solution......
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Re: making two yeast starters
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 05:47:31 AM »
Didn't want to quote myself.  Just read again that it was different yeast.  I go back to my original post in that case.....
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Re: making two yeast starters
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 05:49:02 AM »
Didn't want to quote myself.  Just read again that it was different yeast.  I go back to my original post in that case.....

Whoops...missed that  ::)

In that case, depending on the yeast i would do a starter for the first day, brew early and pitch.  Get the starter going for the second day and pitch later on the 2nd day.  I pitch my starters at high krausen usually, so in the 18-24 hour range.  So if you pitch on day 1 at noon or so, you should have plenty of time for day 2 starter to get to be ready to pitch in the afternoon.
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