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GHW

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So I made a starter for a brew I was going to do today but other stuff stopped it from happening
What’s the best thing to do with the starter?
Clearly store it in the fridge but do you reckon it will be good to go (once warmed up) straight from the fridge or ought I make up another starter?

Not had this problem before!
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So I made a starter for a brew I was going to do today but other stuff stopped it from happening
What’s the best thing to do with the starter?
Clearly store it in the fridge but do you reckon it will be good to go (once warmed up) straight from the fridge or ought I make up another starter?

Not had this problem before!


I am sure it will be fine next week. 
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Wont hurt to transfer it to the fridge either - yeast will drop out tho.
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 Id say try it and see, I cant see why it wouldn't work, you should have enough cells, and im sure we've all pitched on to a yeast cake that wouldn't be in as good a condition as a yeast starter yet got good results.

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 Id say try it and see, I cant see why it wouldn't work, you should have enough cells, and im sure we've all pitched on to a yeast cake that wouldn't be in as good a condition as a yeast starter yet got good results.

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Wyeast supply their stopped starters in packs that have a BBE date in six months ...

I have kept yeast slurry for up to two weeks in the fridge but I try to keep it down to just a few days.



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I think I’ll make up about 400ml of extract wort on Friday night and lob it in overnight, just wake it up a bit
Will probably result in a massive overpitch but there you go
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I think I’ll make up about 400ml of extract wort on Friday night and lob it in overnight, just wake it up a bit
Will probably result in a massive overpitch but there you go


Massive overpitch ... it's basically what John Palmer recommends ... I think you have to try really really really hard to over pitch at our level.


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I recall reading something by Seymour on jbk who argues that most homebrewers massively underpitch much of the time
Kind of figures, stuck fermentations etc
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