Starter for 5l brew

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Paddington
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Starter for 5l brew

Post by Paddington » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:55 am

I am splitting a brew into 5 litre batches to test a few yeasts. I have a pretty old (month or so) harvested WLP007, probably about 25 mls. Given the small brew, I’m thinking a 500ml starter. Would this be ok?

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Re: Starter for 5l brew

Post by orlando » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:45 pm

Rule of thumb is 10 times. So go for 25gs of light DME in 250 mls. 500 mls wouldn't do any real harm though.
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Re: Starter for 5l brew

Post by Rookie » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:53 pm

Paddington wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:55 am
I am splitting a brew into 5 litre batches to test a few yeasts. I have a pretty old (month or so) harvested WLP007, probably about 25 mls. Given the small brew, I’m thinking a 500ml starter. Would this be ok?
If the WLP007 is only going into 5 litres you might be okay without a starter, but it would be good insurance to do a small one.
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