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  1. Jimsal

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    I have 1056 and I want to use one bag to make starters for two beers can I do that. If so how?
     
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    That's wyeast 1056
     
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    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
     
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    About exactly what I do !
    Then save a portion for next brew .
    Works well and saves me $$
     
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    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
     
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    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 :rolleyes:.
    Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
     
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    Good practice on proper sanitation .... my yeasties are very well behaved
     

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