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08-20-2009, 07:21 PM
I am buying a propagator pack for my brew on Sunday.
I am brewing 11 gallons - Do I need to buy 1 or 2 packages? I plan on making a starter but only have 1000ml beakers.
08-20-2009, 07:24 PM
What's your OG? Do you have a stir plate?
Btw, a propagator with a 2L starter will equal an activator pack (100 billion cells)
Have you got any 1 gallon jugs? A prop pack will need a fair bit of buildup to do 11 gallons.
08-20-2009, 07:32 PM
OG will be 1.051 - Yes I have a stir plate.
So I could forgo the starters and just by the activators?
08-20-2009, 07:45 PM
You need 393 Billion cells.... SO:
1 Activator into a 3.75L starter (or 2 x 2L starter... 1L starters just don't have enough food to really build cell counts) with a stir plate
OR 2 activators into a single 1.5L starter
and these counts are for the "brewery standard" .5 billion cells x ml of wort x degree plato.
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