|First yeast starter!|
We begin this batch with my first attempt at a yeast starter the day prior to brewing. I've heard a lot about how much a starter improves the quality of the initial fermentation, and since Kraemer Brew is all about quality (:D) it was really a no-brainer. I read up on the process -- it's quite simple, straight-forward -- but still found this video from Beer Geek Nation a relief, http://youtu.be/jMhFerNTwbQ. Once I had the process down, I simply used Mr.Malty's yeast calculator, http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html, to give me the precise pitching rate.
- 109 g DME (light)
- 1 L water
- Wyeast 1099 Whitbread English Ale
- 4.083 kg (~9 lb) Pale Ale Liquid Malt Extract
- 1 oz Williamette (A: 5.7%) flowers - dry hop