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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: madscientist on February 21, 2012, 01:31:51 PM

Title: Finally did a yeast starter
Post by: madscientist on February 21, 2012, 01:31:51 PM
Why the hell did I wait so long to try this?  Less than 12 hours after pitching my airlock is going crazy.  I guess I put it off so long because I thought I didn't have the proper equipment.  While a stir plate would have made it easier, I used a half gallon growler, and just proceeded to swirl it up every so often. 
Title: Re: Finally did a yeast starter
Post by: krustybb on February 21, 2012, 01:37:19 PM
That is exactly how I do mine. Mostly works great.
Title: Re: Finally did a yeast starter
Post by: Jimmy K on February 21, 2012, 01:37:33 PM
Yup, not that hard. If you're a poor planner like me, you can do them well ahead of time. Once the yeast are done, store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Title: Re: Finally did a yeast starter
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 21, 2012, 02:48:22 PM
With a stir plate and various size flasks, your brewery will look like it has a madscientist as the brewer.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Finally did a yeast starter
Post by: madscientist on February 21, 2012, 06:00:33 PM
With a stir plate and various size flasks, your brewery will look like it has a madscientist as the brewer.  Just saying.

Lol I agree.  I already made it clear to my wife that when we go to buy a house, it has to have room for a "Brew Lab."
Title: Re: Finally did a yeast starter
Post by: srnoel on February 21, 2012, 11:59:23 PM
I tried to whole 'brew lab' room pitch to my girl too.  She laughed at me not knowing I was serious about it.  Eventually, I will have my own "lab".
Title: Re: Finally did a yeast starter
Post by: alcaponejunior on February 22, 2012, 12:37:18 AM
My tiny little barracks room is already looking like a brew lab some days  ::)