Questions tagged [starter]

A small fermentation performed for the purpose of increasing the number and proving the viability of yeast cells for use in a later fermentation.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
13
votes
1answer
1k views

Making a Yeast Starter

It seems that there are varying opinions about the size your starter should be. What is the basic rule-of-thumb for 5 and 10 gallon batches? How much water should be used? How much malt/malt extract ...
8
votes
2answers
629 views

Starter and smack-packs

Is making a starter a good idea when using a larger activator pack from Wyeast? Should you smack the packet and add it to the starter, or add it after it swells?
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Is oxidation of yeast starters a concern?

We all know oxidation is bad, and cooling hot wort is particularly susceptible to this off-flavor-producing problem. the question is; does oxidation matter for starters? I use a stirplate to aerate ...