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Offline rbowers

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Storage of a Starter
« on: December 31, 2011, 05:20:20 PM »
So I got ready to brew the other day by starting up a starter with a lager yeast- all went well until my back went out and now brew day has been cancelled.  I don't forsee me lifting heavy things for awhile.  Is it possible to salvage the starter?  This was the first starter I made with my new stir plate and it looks like everything went great- right now its just sitting in my fridge with foil over the top of the flask.  How long can it keep and should I change to an airlock?

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Re: Storage of a Starter
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 05:32:08 PM »
It'll be good just the way you've got it for several weeks.  After that, to use it, you'll probably want to "wake it up" by adding some fresh wort.


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Re: Storage of a Starter
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 08:08:48 AM »
If you want to store it for a long time, make sure you protect it from oxygen.  Transfer it to another container with a lid that you can tighten.  Then do a 'wake up' with the yeast on your stir plate with fresh wort before you need it.