Yeast starter using dry yeast?

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Deanwttck
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Yeast starter using dry yeast?

Post by Deanwttck » 5 years ago

I tried for the first time making a yeast starter using Nottingham Austrian dry ale yeast. I used 2 cups water a nd 1/2 cup DME . I boiled it,let it cool ,then added yeast,shaking it up pretty good for a day. I pitched it into my wort. After 2days...nothing? On the utube videos,for a yeast starter,everyone seems to use a liquid yeast. Can u use a dry yeast as a yeast starter,or did I blunder? I found an old pack of coopers dry yeast and fired that in hoping that might kick start things?

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Post by SeanGodd » 5 years ago

How long has it been sinced you pitched? EDIT: sorry I see now that it's been 2days

Also I think dry yeast has a larger cell count then liquid? But if you are making a big beer you may need a starter. What was your OG? Did you use a yeast calc to figure out your cell count needed? Also you should be use 1.040 wort to propegate. Not sure what your would've been. Did you take an SG reading?

I'm sure warthaug will chime in. He is the pro at this stuff.
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Post by ruf1 » 5 years ago

pitching dry yst right in to wort can kill up to 1/2 of your yeast,dry yst should be rehydrated with water first,then you could make s starter,generally theres enough yst in a dry pk to fully ferment 5 gals of beer.you may have blundered. :facepalm:

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Post by lylo » 5 years ago

check out the latest advice from Fermentis. http://www.fermentis.com/brewing/craftb ... ps-tricks/
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Post by Reignman » 5 years ago

From what I have read over they years, rehydration of dry yeast is all you need to do. Half the time when I am lazy I just sprinkle in twice the amount of dry yeast I need.

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Post by ruf1 » 5 years ago

lylo wrote:check out the latest advice from Fermentis. http://www.fermentis.com/brewing/craftb ... ps-tricks/
great link lylo :bow:

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Post by lylo » 5 years ago

This one is real good too!
http://morebeer.com/videos
Scroll down to
MoreBeer!'s Brewer's Yeast Video
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