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Josh Weber (209.109.237.76)
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Planning to do a 1.075 beer Sunday and made a starter Wed night with some older Whitelabs California V. Problem is, left the door open to the room where I left the starter and the dog knocked it over.
Do I still have enough time to do a starter for Sunday? I was entertaining the idea of getting a couple Whitelabs or Wyeast pitchables and making a starter out of that since I don't think I'd have time to step it up again for Sunday. Or is there enough time to just use one?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

JOHN K. LEE (206.66.239.111)
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I made a starter last Thurs night and pitched it Sat afternoon on a 1.063 DC Rye PA. Fermentation began in 3 hours. By Sun morn it blew the airlock off, So I'd have to say say yes.
-J.K.L.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.129.137)
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The short answer is yes. I generally try to give starters 48 hours to finish, but I have had successful fermentations pitching yeast starters after anywhere from 10 to 96 hours.
 

Josh Weber (64.81.158.179)
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 01:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sweet, I'll make one this afternoon. Do you think I could step it up tomorrow night after 24 hours, give it another day to finish, then pitch?
 

Tom Gardner (152.163.252.67)
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 01:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What size starter are you making? With White Labs you can just do it all the first time. Tom
 

Josh Weber (209.109.237.226)
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 05:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

for a 5 gal batch, 2 pint wort w/ pitchable tube, after two days, add another pint. Two more days, pitch the lot, that's usually been sufficient. IS there a better way to do it?
 

ELK (24.10.168.30)
Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I add 2 pints wait 24-48 hrs then add 3-4 pints and split it into 2 batches and then add 3-4 pints more 24 hrs later and pitch the next day or 2. Each starter for 5 gals is close to 1/2 gal this way..Any comments would be helpfull..Starters are a PITA.. I always think about one extract brewer who said "thats like brewing 3 batches of beer for me!"