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Title: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: Epipen on April 27, 2016, 06:43:25 PM
I currently have my wort all cool and comfortable awaiting its yeast starter.  My first starter was a total flop. My second started is off and running, but not yet ready....
Question:
How long can the wort wait for its partner without going bad?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: Stevie on April 27, 2016, 06:47:04 PM
Depends on your sanitation practices. I go overnight from time to time. I know some that have waited 24 hours.
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: stpug on April 27, 2016, 06:56:50 PM
...My second started is off and running...

Off and running sounds like a perfect time to pitch it. Many folks simply aim for "off and running" to pitch their starters (i.e. high krausen) regardless of estimated cell count.
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: Stevie on April 27, 2016, 07:01:03 PM
Good point
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: Epipen on April 27, 2016, 07:05:59 PM
Well...  it's only been 5 hours now since the starter got going...   What's the average time a starter is ready to go?
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: 69franx on April 27, 2016, 07:13:17 PM
I believe Mark stated 8-12 hours from either pitch or signs of Kräusen
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: stpug on April 27, 2016, 08:25:30 PM
I believe Mark stated 8-12 hours from either pitch or signs of Kräusen

I take this to mean (just for clarification), either:

a) 8-12 hours from pitching yeast into your starter wort, or
b) signs of krausen

...whichever comes first.

Would that be correct?
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: 69franx on April 27, 2016, 08:40:37 PM
That's how I understood it
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: Epipen on April 30, 2016, 02:54:58 PM
I made my second yeast starter as per advice and instructions. Glad I bought the yeast warranty !!  Both failed to launch.  I will admit the first starter was done incorrectly....  :(    "haste makes waste"  something my parents used to say...
So any how I could not bring myself to dump 5 gallons of wort.  I only have mail order for beer supplies.  So I had to resort to a local wine makers shop to pick up some unknown age dry yeast.  I am glad to see there is activity in the airlock!!!  No worries about sanitation...   well perhaps a bit...   It's in the hands of the Beer God!!!   Wish me luck!!!
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: 69franx on April 30, 2016, 03:42:31 PM
Good luck and good brewing
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: blair.streit on April 30, 2016, 03:54:19 PM
We've all had one of those days. You'll make beer
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: Hooper on May 02, 2016, 02:19:02 AM
Yeast Warranty? Nice...Could you recommend a brew lawyer?
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: Epipen on May 03, 2016, 12:55:31 AM
Williams Brewing   6.99 for an insulated box.  or yer $$ back!!!   No brew lawyer required!!!!
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: Epipen on May 23, 2016, 06:16:08 PM
Just a follow up....   I was able to salvage the batch after my 3rd attempt pitching yeast!   Proper sanitation pays off.
Title: Re: Wort on STBY!!
Post by: santoch on June 01, 2016, 03:22:26 PM
lots of times a starter ferments out and you don't even see it.
Are you sure you got 2 bad packs?  Look at the bottom and see if you got more slurry than when you pitched.   That is what counts, not foam on top or bubble activity.