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Offline homoeccentricus

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keep a starter
« on: March 11, 2015, 07:28:03 am »
As my pack of Denny's Favorite was leaking and swelling I decided to open it and make a starter. I made it from the normal 100 grams/1 liter DME. Now my question is: how long can I keep the starter in the fridge, in a mason jar? Would it be the same as when I recuperate yeast from a real batch?

PS the starter is tasty!  ;)
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Offline erockrph

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Re: keep a starter
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 09:34:58 am »
Since I brew smaller batches, I often have some starter left over if I make one. Just as you mentioned, I treat it the same as yeast harvested from any other beer - stored in a mason jar in the fridge. I re-prop it if it's sitting around longer than a week or so.
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Offline brewinhard

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Re: keep a starter
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 02:29:46 pm »
I frequently make an extra 500 mL of starter when propping up a batch of yeast for a brew day.  Prior to the starter being cold crashed, I will pour off that extra 500 mL with suspended yeast into a sanitized mason jar and have stored that cold (33-35F) for up to 6 wks with no issues.  Of course a starter has to be made from the saved yeast.  I would bet with proper sanitation that this yeast could even be stored past the 2 mos mark with no ill effects.