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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: james_cornell on November 18, 2014, 12:50:09 AM

Title: Storing open container of liquid yeast
Post by: james_cornell on November 18, 2014, 12:50:09 AM
If I use half a package of liquid yeast to brew a small batch of beer.  Can I simply continue to store the yeast within the fridge?  Keeping in mind it's only a half package so It would be used up pretty quickly in another batch (1-2 months max).
Title: Re: Storing open container of liquid yeast
Post by: klickitat jim on November 18, 2014, 03:14:41 AM
I would make a starter and store that in fridge. If it went more than a week I would just get a new pitch, personally.
Title: Re: Storing open container of liquid yeast
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 18, 2014, 04:34:03 PM
I agree with Jim.  Alternatively, you can collect the slurry after you rack your first beer and reuse that yeast for your next.  It's as simple as pouring the yeast into a sanitzed jar/container.  I use tupperware one liter bottles.