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Kit beer for yeast starter?

Discussion in 'General Brewing Techniques' started by MarshallBrew, 9/5/18.

 

  1. MarshallBrew

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    Posted 9/5/18
    Guys, bit of advice if you will..

    Getting back into brewing after a couple years off due to slackness on my behalf.

    Looking to kick things off with a simple sparkling ale clone, using coopers yrast.

    Obviously need a yeast starter and have a kit brew lying around that I was given and will never use so was wondering if that would work for a yeast starter?

    Any advice appreciated!

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  2. mashmaniac

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    Posted 9/5/18
    I'd save the kit for when you need to build a BIG starter, like for when you want to do a lager or a big beer like ris. If you want to grow from coopers bottle yeast, you'll first need a 6er, and drink it, then first step would be around 200ml @1020 then 1L @ 1040 then 2L @ 1040 (off the top of my head for a standard batch size)
     
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  3. golfandbrew

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    It will work since it has fermentables in it. Probably not your best option for a starter though. Kits have hops and specialty grains added to them which may or may not impact your starter yeast. If I were to go through the trouble of collecting yeast from bottles I would try and grow it on media that is as in adulterated as possible. A Kg of DME is not that expensive and will allow you to step up your starter as opposed putting a whole can of LME in all at once. Hope this helps.

    Cheers!
     

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