[quote=“Nighthawk”][quote=“GoldenChild”]Well didn’t plan on brewing today brewed yesterday but due to unforeseen circumstances (kids are at grandmas and the wife got called into work ) I now have about 6 hours of free time.
So I have a 1056 smack pack that I just pulled from the fridge. The beer im about to brew is a 5Gal AG Honey Brown Ale with a OG around 1.050.
In all the time I have been brewing I have never not made a starter except with dry yeast.[/quote]
Starters are not needed for dry yeast. The cell count is high enough.
Technically you may be under pitching. But many tasty beers are made with out a starter. Only you can decide if it is necessary for your palate, if a starter is necessary for a smack pack/vial of liquid yeast.[/quote]
Yeah I know that Nighthawk you miss read it I’m saying i have always made a starter except when I have pitched dry yeast. Thanks for the reply