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Offline Yeast73

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Wake up or pitch..
« on: November 28, 2019, 12:15:24 PM »
..made two step starter for lager two weeks ago. Brew day didnt happen when i planned but now im ready..so do you think i could just decant and pitch, or make some wort and wake it up..?
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Re: Wake up or pitch..
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 03:08:53 PM »
I'd wake it up
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Re: Wake up or pitch..
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 04:35:46 PM »
I agree and would do a shaken not stirred approach with the yeast and pitch it at high krausen.  Not just awake, but ready to roll!
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Re: Wake up or pitch..
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 04:44:08 PM »
I agree and would do a shaken not stirred approach with the yeast and pitch it at high krausen.  Not just awake, but ready to roll!

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Re: Wake up or pitch..
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 07:27:56 PM »
After less than two weeks of cold storage the yeast should be in great shape and I'd just pitch it.
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Re: Wake up or pitch..
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 08:04:37 PM »
^^^^THIS.  (After a couple of months, maybe rouse it, maybe not.  Depends on strain and conditions.  Pitch rate might need adjustment.)
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Re: Wake up or pitch..
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 08:10:08 PM »
After less than two weeks of cold storage the yeast should be in great shape and I'd just pitch it.

Yeah, probably....I was just erring on the paranoid side
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Re: Wake up or pitch..
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2019, 08:21:46 PM »
Ask five brewers, you'll get six answers!
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Re: Wake up or pitch..
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2019, 08:22:52 PM »
Ask five brewers, you'll get six answers!

Ask just me, you'll still get 6 answers!  :)
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Re: Wake up or pitch..
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Re: Wake up or pitch..
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2019, 12:33:01 PM »
I’ll volunteer one of six and say that I would still favor a vitality starter after 2 weeks - I just prefer an active pitch, so much so, that I rarely pitch reharvested yeast that is on hand after 2-3 weeks; making a quick starter is just too easy.  I brew mostly lagers, so a quick start to fermentation is critical IMHO.  YMMV, of course and I am just one of six!
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