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Tex Brewer
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Username: Texbrewer

Post Number: 535
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 216.203.59.252
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 07:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know this has been asked before (I think I asked it, but I had a beer since then and forgot), but please remind me how to step up a starter. I only have only one 2L flask. If I want to make a "4L starter," how should I go about it? I also have a stir plate.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11222
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 07:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Use a gallon jug or even a *very* well-rinsed bleach bottle for the second step, if needed. Whether you need to step up a starter once again obviously depends on the batch size, the O.G. and if you are pitching an ale or a lager strain.

(Message edited by BillPierce on February 01, 2010)
 

Tex Brewer
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Username: Texbrewer

Post Number: 536
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Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 07:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought you could do something like let it settle, decant the liquid, and add more malt solution to the remaining cake to step it up in the same container.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11223
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Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 08:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can do that, but you would achieve a greater population increase by stepping up the total volume.
 

TappedOut
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Username: Tappedout

Post Number: 51
Registered: 03-2005
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Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 08:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When I first got a stir plate, I tried it w/ a mason jar. It didn't work. The bottom isn't flat -- it's bowed up in the middle, and the magnet wouldn't stay. I ended up using a measuring covered w/ foil. The point being, try it w/ just some water before putting your yeast friends in it to make sure that what you have will work.
-Tom