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Yeast pitching calculator

Postby Dennis King » Sat Apr 12, 2014 19:25

There are a couple of these around but I've found the Yeastcal one to be the best one.
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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby Joe1002 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 19:41

That's the one I now use :thumb:

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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby EvansTheSteam » Sat Apr 12, 2014 19:42

That looks really useful!

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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby Dennis King » Sat Apr 12, 2014 19:44

EvansTheSteam wrote:That looks really useful!


It is, not tried the other calculators on there. Please let us know if the others are any good.
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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby tim_n » Sat Apr 12, 2014 20:20

I was reading a thread on another place that says I should pitch at 45'C

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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby EvansTheSteam » Sat Apr 12, 2014 20:22

Yea gods, are they trying to cook the yeast?

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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby tim_n » Sat Apr 12, 2014 20:27

EvansTheSteam wrote:Yea gods, are they trying to cook the yeast?


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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby EvansTheSteam » Sat Apr 12, 2014 21:03

Ok, but I'm still no fully convinced!

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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby tim_n » Sat Apr 12, 2014 22:07

Lol

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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby EvansTheSteam » Sun Apr 13, 2014 19:22

Does anybody else pitch at high temp?

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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby Dennis King » Sun Apr 13, 2014 19:51

EvansTheSteam wrote:Does anybody else pitch at high temp?


Got a feeling that is someone trying to sabotage the other place.
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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby tim_n » Mon Apr 14, 2014 07:13

Dennis King wrote:
EvansTheSteam wrote:Does anybody else pitch at high temp?


Got a feeling that is someone trying to sabotage the other place.


Surely not Shirley!

He he.

28'C is about the highest you ever want to pitch at 20-25'C is about the norm. Good study about it somewhere which says you should also make a starter and pitch at same temp as your fermentables to avoid temperature shock affecting viability.

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Re: Yeast pitching calculator

Postby GrahamT » Mon Apr 14, 2014 08:42

A good link, thanks. I wish there was one of these calculators that defaulted to Litres, rather than US Gallons, though. I know you can change it every time you go on...

As regards temperature, the White/Zainashaff advice is to pitch [with starter and wort both] a degree C or two lower than your target temperature, and then let it rise.

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