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Title: Decanting question
Post by: uintafly on March 05, 2011, 03:43:27 pm
I was planning on brewing my beligian tripel recipe up tomorrow (Sunday) and I did my yeast starter (2.5 L) on Thursday, planning to chill the starter Saturday night and decant on Sunday. I don't have a stir plate and have just been shaking it up every chance I get. I have had a some things come up and would really rather brew today, but the starter was given a good shake about 30 minutes ago. Will the 3-4 hours or so be long enough for the yeast to settle enough to decant? Or would I be much better off sticking to my original plan?  I wouldn't necessarily mind pitching the full starter but I worry with it being so large that it would affect the whole batch. Any advice woule be appreciated.
Title: Re: Decanting question
Post by: denny on March 05, 2011, 03:49:07 pm
If it was me, I'd stick with the original plan.
Title: Re: Decanting question
Post by: uintafly on March 05, 2011, 04:04:59 pm
After searching through some threads it seems to be a much better idea to wait until tomorrow.

What exactly did beginner homebrewers do before the internet?
Title: Re: Decanting question
Post by: denny on March 05, 2011, 04:32:59 pm
What exactly did beginner homebrewers do before the internet?

Good question!  When I started brewing in 98, I think about the only internet resources around were the usenet group rec.crafts.brewing, the HBD, and Skotrat's RatChat.
Title: Re: Decanting question
Post by: ndcube on March 05, 2011, 04:40:21 pm
If it was me, I'd stick with the original plan.

+1.  I like to make starters bout a week in advance though.  A few days of growth and a few to settle out, then decant.  That seems to work well for me.