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B-Dub
01/12/09 04:26 PM  
Building yeast
I remember Cisco stating that growing 2000ml twice was enough for 10 gallons.

Next week I would like to brew 22 gallons at 1.090.

My plan is to grow 1 vial in 2.5 liters on a stir plate for EACH 5.5 gallon batch.

Does this sound right?

Thanks

Cisco
01/12/09 06:00 PM  
Re: Building yeast
That sounds great. With that high of a starting gravity it helps to have the yeast actively fermenting when you pitch. What I do it grow up my yeast and then put it in the frig and let it settle out and then pour off most of the liquid. Then on brewing day feed the yeast and get it going again early in the day to be ready for pitching that afternoon. You won't experience a long lag time then.
B-Dub
01/12/09 09:07 PM  
Re: Building yeast
Cisco,

I really want to max out the WLP530 for esters and still get a low FG.

I am plan on doing a step mash, O2 and getting the temp up after the first 2/3 of fermentation is done.

Any more advice?

Thanks ahead

Cisco
01/12/09 10:06 PM  
Re: Building yeast
I would step mash and do most of the conversion time at 146F (like 30 minutes) to insure a final low gravity. Keep the fermentation in the mid 70s and it is OK if it gets close to 80 during the high point of fermenting. Just ferment at room temperature - for me that's 72F and don' apply any heat to ramp it up - that only works well with saison strains.
 
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