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Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by Jimsal, Oct 25, 2016.
I have 1056 and I want to use one bag to make starters for two beers can I do that. If so how?
That's wyeast 1056
You'd have to make a normal sized starter, let that go for a day or so, then add more wort to it. Stepping up the starter size.
Then just split the starter in half.
Personally I've never done that before, but I know there's stuff online about it
About exactly what I do !
Then save a portion for next brew .
Works well and saves me $$
I went for a period of time where I just turned 1 yeast into 6 and saved them in a white labs vile, even though I liked it the sound of my stir bar whacking away at the glass was getting to me after a week, its hard not to screw up, sanitation it a huge part of reproducing good yeast, its really not as easy as it sounds
I hear bad yeast multiply quicker than the Brewers yeast (had to google yeasties) whoops. But on going starters may harbour more nasties eventually. Yea I need to double think my sanitation after my canned starter experience .
Good practice on proper sanitation .... my yeasties are very well behaved