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Thread: Yeast Pitch for a 1BBL Batch

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    Yeast Pitch for a 1BBL Batch

    We used to get a great deal from a yeast lab on homebrew packs to direct pitch and now they stopped selling to us at wholesale so I'm looking for new yeast options.

    Getting a larger pitch from any of the yeast labs seem to be about as expensive as going to the homebrew shop and buying a bunch of homebrew packs. Are there any nano breweries out there that have run into this same problem? We use dry yeast for some of our beers, but would like to be able to continue using the liquid strain that we've been using. I've considered buying equipment for making starters, but time is at a premium right now and would prefer a direct pitch option that doesn't break the bank.

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    Do you have a relationship with a homebrew store around you? Maybe the homebrew store would be willing to put in yeast orders with you for fresh homebrew packs. They could order extra for you from wyeast for example and it’s usually 2 day shipping if I remember right.

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    Morebeerpro.com is where we buy yeast packs for our 1 Bbl batches. Close to wholesale, and way cheaper than a 1 Bbl pitch from the suppliers direct. We still use a starter for our beer to be sure we have the cell count we need.


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    you could build a starter homebrew style in a 5 gallon carboy. Haven't done that math in a while but it's pretty close
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    Check mrmalty for pitching rates on a 1bbl but I would recommend really just reaching out to any larger scale breweries in your area and ask for a pitch. We often give out 001 to any that can use it as long as it does not put us in a pinch. I am sure most larger breweries would be happy to help!

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    4L of yeast propagated on a stir plate would get you the required amount of yeast for most standard gravity ales. I would split it up into (2) 2L flasks to make things easy. but 4 smack packs and you're all set.

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