HomeBrew: Starter and Stirplates
Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:22 AM
Starts up slow enough to not throw the stir bar, and has been pulling a vortex for about 30 min now in about 3/4 gallon of water.
So I think it is a success.
Now, the questions:
1. With a 1 gallon jar, i can make a 1/2 gallon starter, will that be enough for a 5 gallon batch of beer....I don't brew big, nothing over about 8%
2. Do I just let the vortex run, for 24-72 hours util I am ready to use it? Or do i need to let it settle for a day or so?
that's all for now...
Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:16 AM
Drink, enjoy, repeat!
What you are talking about here goes beyond my knowledge base. Funny I'm in the beer forum reading a thread about home brewing. Damn this place is dangerous!!!!
Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:29 AM
See here for pitching rates: http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html They tend to calculate on the high and ideal side, so keep that in mind.
Posted 14 December 2010 - 05:22 PM
Edited by BitterRat, 14 December 2010 - 05:23 PM.
Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:38 PM
Once you are ready to pitch in, toss the starter straight in. If you wait 48 to 72 hours, your starter should be good to go. Just remember to not use so much "sugar" for it to feed on that all you do is pitch something already high in alcohol. The yeast still needs to be hungry when pitched.
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