How Do I Make 1 Wyeast Pkt Ferment 40 Liters

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lukec

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Can some please explain how I can make 1 wyeast pkt ferment 40 liters of wort
 

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Most people make a starter of 1-4 lts of wort to feed the yeast on, then pitch the resultant yeast into the 40 lts. There are a few on line calculators to work out exact numbers. Mr Malty comes to mind, the Wyeast website has a calculator as well, I prefer it over the Mr Malty site. One other option is to put 20lts of wort into the fermenter and pitch the packet then after 24 hours pour in the other 20 lts, I've not tried this option, but it's been talked about by some forum members. If your a bit of a novice to smack packs then I would use the calculators.
 

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You want to make a yeast starter - heaps of information around the interwebs and the forum even.

Try this one or this
. And lets not forget Mr Malty's pitching calculator.

It's pretty straightforward.

cheers

Grant

[edit] slow :p
 
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lukec

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Thanks, I'll check them out
 

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If separate batches (2 cubes) put them in 1 day apart ... No issue in doing that

Scotty
 

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... and, if like I did, you wonder how 1L, 2L, etc relates to how many
billions of yeast cells get grown according to the various calculators,
have a look at this post.
 

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