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Waiting to use yeast
« on: May 25, 2012, 12:22:53 AM »
I know this has been asked before. It can't find it.

I made a yeast starter for tomorrows brew and I have hold off till next week bc something came up. How do I store it for about a week till I can get to brewing? It has fermented out and settled to the bottom of the flask.


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Re: Waiting to use yeast
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 03:51:01 AM »
For a week you're probably fine just leaving it in the fridge and just using it when you're reading.  Longer and you probably want to throw some fresh starter wort on top.
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Re: Waiting to use yeast
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 05:13:18 AM »
For a week you're probably fine just leaving it in the fridge and just using it when you're reading.  Longer and you probably want to throw some fresh starter wort on top.

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Waiting to use yeast
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 06:31:30 AM »
You'll be fine. I like to add some of the chilled second runnings to liven up the yeast slurry a few hour prior to pitching.
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Re: Waiting to use yeast
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 07:58:15 AM »
You'll be fine. I like to add some of the chilled second runnings to liven up the yeast slurry a few hour prior to pitching.
Do you mean boiled and chilled?
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Re: Waiting to use yeast
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 12:02:51 PM »
Do i leave it in the fermented wort and just put it in the fridge?
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Re: Waiting to use yeast
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 12:34:46 PM »
Do i leave it in the fermented wort and just put it in the fridge?

yup. cover it up so nothing nasty gets in.
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Waiting to use yeast
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 08:29:17 PM »
So I am going to brew tomorrow and the starter has been sitting in the fridge for little over a week. What should I do to get I ready? Could I just let it warm up and dump her in?


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Re: Waiting to use yeast
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 08:32:09 PM »
I would just decant off the starter wort, and use the yeast slurry. It is fine if it is still cold.
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