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Starter Timing
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:23:00 PM »
I'm planning on brewing Sunday (first all grain, 5 gallon pale ale, WLP001) and I've completely forgot to start a yeast starter. Too late?

I can also pitch Monday afternoon at some point and put off pitching Sunday PM if it make a difference w. the starter.

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Re: Starter Timing
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 10:28:39 PM »
No, you are not too late.   If you make the starter sometime between tonight and tomorrow morning, you can cold crash it late Tomorrow evening or Sunday morning (depending on when you start it).

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Re: Starter Timing
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 10:33:07 PM »
Yeah, we just discussed this in another thread.  Was it the stir plate RPM thread?
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Re: Starter Timing
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 12:04:29 AM »
No, you are not too late.   If you make the starter sometime between tonight and tomorrow morning, you can cold crash it late Tomorrow evening or Sunday morning (depending on when you start it).
+1. Recently did this with great results.  FL: Have you used liquid yeast before?  If not, what kind do you have?

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Re: Starter Timing
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 01:18:00 AM »
No, you are not too late.   If you make the starter sometime between tonight and tomorrow morning, you can cold crash it late Tomorrow evening or Sunday morning (depending on when you start it).
+1. Recently did this with great results.  FL: Have you used liquid yeast before?  If not, what kind do you have?

Yeah, I've used liquid before...this is WLP001.

Thanks for the quick responses! Sneak preview of my yeast starter friend..


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Re: Starter Timing
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2015, 01:36:08 AM »
Ok, just checking.  The first time I used a White Labs vial I shook it like hell right before opening it.  Big mistake!

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Re: Starter Timing
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 01:40:38 AM »
HAHA, thanks for reminding me. I would have def. done that tonight!

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Re: Starter Timing
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2015, 10:20:05 PM »
Does this look ready to cold crash tonight? Didn't see a huge head of foam, but it looks like it may have peaked at some point based on the line on the glass. It was pitched about 22 hours ago.


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Re: Starter Timing
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2015, 11:47:16 PM »
That starter is ready to cold crash.

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Re: Starter Timing
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2015, 05:40:17 AM »
Quick question on a starter that is crashing now. How long can you realistically keep a starter in the refrigerator crashing before you pitch? A week?

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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2015, 05:46:18 AM »
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