Starter in 2000 ml flask with OG=1.080 for a lager

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Starter in 2000 ml flask with OG=1.080 for a lager

Postby stusiegel » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:38 pm

I'm making a starter for a lager beer which will be an Eisbock. The anticipated OG is 1.080 I am using a stir plate and can hit the wort with pure O2.

Mr Malty's calculator says use 2 vials for a starter to get a required 3.41 Liters needed. My flask is only 2000 ml so I can't get 3.41 ml. Should I put 2 vials into the 2000 ml flask and how much DME should I use? How much water to use?
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Re: Starter in 2000 ml flask with OG=1.080 for a lager

Postby pclemon » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:32 am

My starter wort I usually target an OG of 1.035-1.04. Not an ideal situation to under-pitch the wort. If you go to 3 vials of yeast the calculator gives you a 2L starter, which you can do.
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Re: Starter in 2000 ml flask with OG=1.080 for a lager

Postby Brewtime » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:24 am

pclemon wrote:My starter wort I usually target an OG of 1.035-1.04. Not an ideal situation to under-pitch the wort. If you go to 3 vials of yeast the calculator gives you a 2L starter, which you can do.


I agree with Pete or you can make a smaller beer and re-pitch the yeast when you go to make the EisBock
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Re: Starter in 2000 ml flask with OG=1.080 for a lager

Postby pclemon » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:11 pm

Brewtime wrote:
pclemon wrote:My starter wort I usually target an OG of 1.035-1.04. Not an ideal situation to under-pitch the wort. If you go to 3 vials of yeast the calculator gives you a 2L starter, which you can do.


I agree with Pete or you can make a smaller beer and re-pitch the yeast when you go to make the EisBock


I do agree with this as well.... and then you can end up with 5 gallons of starter that you can drink.
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