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Old 03-30-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default White Labs Sour Mix and Flemish Ale storage

Hey all, I got a vial of each today. Should these be stored just like regular liquid pitch-able yeast in the refrigerator.

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:49 AM   #2
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I'd stick it in the fridge. It has sacc yeast that is best stored at cold temperatures.

However, saying that I deliberately store my re-pitch samples of sour wort at room temps to allow the bugs to develop before the next pitch.

I'd be interested in what others think.

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Yeah, keep it in the fridge until brew day, just like the vial says

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Another question. If I am just pitching the vial directly into the wort after chilling, what should I do about oxygenation. Yay or Nay?

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Another question. If I am just pitching the vial directly into the wort after chilling, what should I do about oxygenation. Yay or Nay?
Yay - still aerate after pitching like usual. Like the previous poster noted, the sour mix has sacc and Brett and needs oxygen for normal primary fermentation like usual. I just brewed a batch with the Belgian Sour Mix last weekend actually.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm excited. Two 6 gallon batches today with two blends. Hoping to be drinking sours next year.

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