Starter for 3 US gallons (11.356 liters)

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Starter for 3 US gallons (11.356 liters)

Post by gvhorwitz » 2 years ago

Hi,
I'm planning to do my first BIAB. It'll be 3 US gallons (11.356 liters). Also I've bought a stir-plate, which I'm itching to use. I'll be using a Wyeast Activator pack

My question is: is a starter for this smaller batch okay to do, or will I be pitching too much yeast into the wort?


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Post by joshua » 2 years ago

GVHorwitz, Depending on your Fermentation Temperature, it is Difficult to Use Too Much Yeast.

The fermentation will happen faster, But, you can Lose much of the yeast Flavors/esters.

It sure does beat slow fermentation, though!
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Post by Rick » 2 years ago

Plug your info into here, this is a decent resource for yeast pitching rates.

http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html#"

I don't know what the gravity is, but a 1.055 OG brew of 3 gallons can use a 1L starter.

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Post by gvhorwitz » 2 years ago

Wow, quick replies. Thanks for answers and links

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