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Re: Yeast starter from table sugar?
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2015, 09:10:28 PM »
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If you want to make starters cheaper/easier, get a pressure canner and can a bunch of wort in advance.

It's even easier to freeze the last runnings. I keep mine in a 1 gallon ice cream container.

Interesting.  I like easy and time saving.  As long as it boils prior to use, what could be the issue?

I do this often, usually for beers where you still have some extract left after the kettle is full. Roughly 1.060 and over beers, why let it go to waste?
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Re: Yeast starter from table sugar?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2015, 09:55:42 PM »
Interesting.  I like easy and time saving.  As long as it boils prior to use, what could be the issue?

You don't even have to boil it a second time. I just pour the near-boiling wort into a milk jug, cap it to pasteurize, then thaw it and pour directly into the starter vessel when I need it.
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Re: Yeast starter from table sugar?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2015, 10:00:27 PM »
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You don't even have to boil it a second time. I just pour the near-boiling wort into a milk jug, cap it to pasteurize, then thaw it and pour directly into the starter vessel when I need it.

Interesting thought... so you take your wort from the mash tun into a milk jug, trusting that the temps in the tun were sufficient to kill the cooties?

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Re: Yeast starter from table sugar?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2015, 10:01:35 PM »
Interesting.  I like easy and time saving.  As long as it boils prior to use, what could be the issue?

You don't even have to boil it a second time. I just pour the near-boiling wort into a milk jug, cap it to pasteurize, then thaw it and pour directly into the starter vessel when I need it.

Freezing sounds like another good time saver - I just don't want to wait for it to thaw out!
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Re: Yeast starter from table sugar?
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2015, 10:28:17 PM »
Interesting thought... so you take your wort from the mash tun into a milk jug, trusting that the temps in the tun were sufficient to kill the cooties?

No, I boil it for a minute, then go straight from the stove to the milk jug.
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