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Offline zman51

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wyeast liquid starter question
« on: September 03, 2017, 05:13:37 am »
I recently ordered an all grain and included a wyeast liquid starter for it. I included an ice pack for it but it took three days to get here and when I opened box, it was warm and package was inflated. I immediately put it in refrigerator.  It has deflated some but wondering if I should use it.
Opinions?

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Re: wyeast liquid starter question
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 05:38:01 am »
You can still use it, but may have better results by making a yeast starter with some DME.

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Re: wyeast liquid starter question
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 07:47:55 am »
thx.

I thought of a starter but going to brew this afternoon. Starter needs 24 hours right?

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Re: wyeast liquid starter question
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 08:02:46 am »
My starters are usually done around 18 hours, dependent on size, etc. 
You could do a 1/2 liter starter and pitch the whole thing @ high krausen

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Re: wyeast liquid starter question
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 08:07:43 am »
Anything wrong with adding the wyeast and also a pack of dry yeast just in case?

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Re: wyeast liquid starter question
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 08:12:45 am »
That just depends on yeast strains, what you are brewing and what you're looking for in the final product.  You'll still make beer!
I should have clarified in my previous post that by making a small starter now, it should be ready to pitch today, you would just need to pitch the whole starter.

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