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Old 04-05-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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I just got a whole quart of fresh WLP005 from a local brewmaster. Puled right from his conical. He says its the first generation of this batch, which is awesome, and that it's very healthy right now. Here's what I'm wondering---if I put it in my fridge until I brew on Sunday, should I worry about making a starter? I know, a quart of slurry is alot of yeast cells, but...?

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yea it should be fine

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yea it should be fine
That's what I'm thinking. Should be the perfect strain for my PacGem Bitter. I also think my friend is gonna use some of it to inoculate his mead, at least to start it out. I've never made mead before, but he has. I still don't trust british ale yeast in mead, though. But it's his deal, not mine.
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I suspect a cup of slurry will be plenty.

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I'd be saving off a few (or more) vials. That's enough yeast to keep you brewing bitters, pale ales, porters and "browns" for a lifetime.

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That is one of my favorite strains. You lucky dog!

I'd say jst pitching the existing slurry would be great. Do it cold too.

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I just got a whole quart of fresh WLP005 from a local brewmaster. Puled right from his conical. He says its the first generation of this batch, which is awesome, and that it's very healthy right now. Here's what I'm wondering---if I put it in my fridge until I brew on Sunday, should I worry about making a starter? I know, a quart of slurry is alot of yeast cells, but...?
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Well, THAT much yeast could result in a few things. First, a very fast fermentation will result in a fusel-y, estery beer. Depending on what you want, this may or may not be suitable. But UNDER-Pitching will cause a lag time that could make the fermentation infected with bacteria or wild yeast. I cant tell you how much exactly, but Im sure one does NOT want a quart to pitch.

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Better to overpitch than underpitch. I'd still only pitch half of your container. That will do just nicely!

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I was thinking you should let it warm up to room temp while you are brewing the wort.
You definitely won't need a starter and, oh by the way, be ready for that thing to take off like a rocket.

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