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Offline madscientist

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Finally did a yeast starter
« on: February 21, 2012, 06:31:51 AM »
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. 
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Re: Finally did a yeast starter
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 06:37:19 AM »
That is exactly how I do mine. Mostly works great.

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Re: Finally did a yeast starter
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 06:37:33 AM »
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.
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Re: Finally did a yeast starter
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 07:48:22 AM »
With a stir plate and various size flasks, your brewery will look like it has a madscientist as the brewer.  Just saying.
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Re: Finally did a yeast starter
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 11:00:33 AM »
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."
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Re: Finally did a yeast starter
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 04:59:23 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".

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Re: Finally did a yeast starter
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 05:37:18 PM »
My tiny little barracks room is already looking like a brew lab some days  ::)