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Yeast Starter Size
« on: November 21, 2011, 11:19:49 AM »
I am using California Ale  White Labs WLP001 in this recipe. It seems Yeast Cells with Starter number doesn't change even if I increase the starter size OR it will stop changing regardless of how large of a starter size I enter. 

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Re: Yeast Starter Size
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 10:03:37 PM »
Hi,
  If you have a very high pitch rate to start with like millions of cells per milliliter (particularly when using a stir plate) you can get into a situation where the starter is essentially saturated with yeast already and increasing the starter size does not increase the growth rate until it gets much larger.

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