I’m about ready to brew my recently purchased swig of sunbeams kit.
I did get it with the fast pitch liquid wort and about to get ready
making my first yeast starter.
I have all the equipment (besides the agitator plate was planning on
stirring manually every few hours) to get started however I’m
concerned about the amount of yeast starter needed. I understand the
OG of the swig of sunbean is around 1.074 and plan on measuring before
pitching however I’d like to make sure that I have enough starter on
the day of brewing.
Checking some online calc it appears that I may need as much as 3.75L
of yeast starter at this OG. The instructions provided with the kit
don’t really go over the yeast starter process so I’ve been trying to
read up as much as I could however figured that I would check with you
guys first. Based on the 4x 16 fl oz cans of fast pitch I received
(and additional water to be added) I would be right on target with the
Also fermentation times seem vary quite a bit. I was planning on doing
the starter tomorrow then brew on Sunday (give the starter around 24h
to ferment… with little agitation). \
Bottom line is that I’m looking for a little guidance on getting a
successful first batch with yeast starter and how to figure out the right amount to pitch.