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Offline BP79

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Re: Yeast starter life span.
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2013, 01:20:32 PM »
My LHBS is awful, and I don't feel like ordering more yeast from Northern Brewer unless I want to tap into my kid's college fund to pay for express shipping.

With a 1.4L / 2 vial starter, would you suggest I decant, add 500 mL of fresh worth into the slurry, then put that on a stir-plate for a few hours the morning of the brew-day?

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Re: Yeast starter life span.
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2013, 04:59:07 PM »
My LHBS is awful, and I don't feel like ordering more yeast from Northern Brewer unless I want to tap into my kid's college fund to pay for express shipping.

With a 1.4L / 2 vial starter, would you suggest I decant, add 500 mL of fresh worth into the slurry, then put that on a stir-plate for a few hours the morning of the brew-day?

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do you have the ability to make 2(two) 750 ml starters? if so I would do that, decant, pitch half of your original starter into each and then proceed as you suggest.

growth is partially dependent on starting population and if the starting population is too high in relation to the volume of the starter you get poor to no growth.
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Re: Yeast starter life span.
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2013, 06:41:55 PM »
If I had the kegs available I would ferment in a corny for sure. every time I see those shiny 10 gallon cornies it makes me think. Being able to ferment at pressure is a big advantage!
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Re: Yeast starter life span.
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2013, 08:14:01 AM »
Yup, I can make two 750mL starters.  As always, thanks for the tip.