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Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby FlyboyTR » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:40 pm

I am wanting to purchase some Superstart Distillers Yeast. I'm not sure how much to order. I would like to know approximately how many ounces/cups/etc (by volume) are in one pound of this yeast. Thanks. :D
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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby Dnderhead » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:25 pm

454 grams in pound,, most packs you buy are 5 grams ,so that's about 90 packs.
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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby FlyboyTR » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:18 pm

Dnder,
Thanks for the reply...however, I'm still at a loss as to the approximate volume of a pound of this yeast. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup. So I need to have some idea how many 1/4 cups are in 1 pound of the yeast. Thanks
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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby olddog » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:23 pm

Does it really matter, if the recipe calls for a quarter cup then pitch a quarter cup. How many quarter cups to the pound is really just theory.
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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby Dnderhead » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:09 pm

a cup is 8 oz ,,1/4 =2oz ,a lb is 16,,so you git about 8 washes out of a LB. (there is a slight difference in a liquid cup and a dry cup)

(6 grade hillbilly math agin)
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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby Tater » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:26 pm

I use super start a lb of it will over fill a pint jar with some left in bag.Bag it comes in says add 1-2 lb per 1000 gallon mash.I like it does well in hot weather with out causing off tastes . Ive used it for fruits and grain mashes with good results and I don't think ya can beat it for rum. However in cold weather I go with ec1118. or a mix of the two.
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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby olddog » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:38 pm

tater wrote: However in cold weather I go with ec1118. or a mix of the two.


Dosn't the dominant yeast take over. :?:
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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby FlyboyTR » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:40 pm

[quote="tater"]I use super start a lb of it will over fill a pint jar with some left in bag.Bag it comes in says add 1-2 lb per 1000 gallon mash.quote]

Thanks Tater,
Having an idea of the actual "volume" of a one pound (16oz by weight) bag is the answer I was looking for. (I occasionally deal with chemicals where one pound could fill up a gallon jug and a different chemical would only fill up a coffee cup) :D Also glad to know it does good in warm weather...since things are starting to heat up in L.A. Thanks again!
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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby Tater » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:47 pm

olddog wrote:
tater wrote: However in cold weather I go with ec1118. or a mix of the two.


Dosn't the dominant yeast take over. :?:
Ive heard that also all I can say is it does well for me. If one eatin the other what making it work then so be it. :D
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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby blanikdog » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:38 pm

olddog wrote:Does it really matter, if the recipe calls for a quarter cup then pitch a quarter cup. How many quarter cups to the pound is really just theory.



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Re: Yeast Volume per Pound

Postby Whitedog » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:11 pm

"A pints a pound the world around" what the old timers say.... ok, thats what I say... I guess nowadays I am an old timer... :(
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