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Offline Beer Lover

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Yeast Starter Size?
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:51:11 PM »
Is there any rule or suggestions on a yeast starter size?  I brew 5 gallon all-grain batches.

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Re: Yeast Starter Size?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 08:04:41 PM »
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Re: Yeast Starter Size?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 08:47:11 AM »
The Starter Tab on Beersmith has that information.
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Re: Yeast Starter Size?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 12:05:55 PM »
The Starter Tab on Beersmith has that information.

Kinda sorta, but not really. 

BS2 takes some liberties with the R&D that's been done by yeast manufactures and JZ.  The starter tool also has some limitations and other issues (bugs) that make it less that usable.  If you wish to understand what these issues are, you can search this forum for "starter tab" and/or "yeastcalc". 

The other site I use for starter size calculations is http://www.yeastcalculator.com/ this site is based on the same data as mrmalty, but it allows you to do same calculations for stepped starters. 

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Re: Yeast Starter Size?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 03:47:32 PM »
keep in mind that starter size for lager and ales are different I usually use the yeast calculator site

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Re: Yeast Starter Size?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2014, 07:50:52 PM »
Thanks to all for your replies.
Brews on Deck; Brown Ale and Pliny the Elder
Fermenting; Blonde Ale, Cream Ale and Smithwick Irish Red
In Bottles; Gave up bottling. Too much work.
Kegged; Bourbon County and Bourbon County Vanilla Rye