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Old 06-21-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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So let's say I am doing a 10 gallon brew day with the intention of fermenting two 5 gallon batches of the same wort with 2 different yeasts. I have but one stir plate. If I grow one batch of yeast up so it's ready a few days ahead of time, take it off the stir plate and put it in the fridge so I can stir growing up the second, will the first still be viable in a few days on brew day? Or should I just grow one batch of yeast and pitch a few vials of the second?

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Old 06-21-2009, 01:16 PM   #2
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Of course. Yeast stay viable in the fridge for a long time (a couple to a few months).

BTW, you don't HAVE to use a stir plate. You can just use a big jar with aluminum foil covering the top.


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Old 06-21-2009, 01:19 PM   #3
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Absolutely, they will be fine in the fridge. I typically put my 1000mL or larger starters in the fridge anyways to help the yeast floc our for easier decanting.

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Right. That's what I expected. Thanks.

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