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eager_brewer 08-05-2008 12:11 AM

How long does slurry last?
 
Ok pretty straight forward question here. I have some slurry sitting in the fridge. It has been in a mason jar with plastic wrap on the top. I used a rubberband to hold it on. How long will the slurry last? It has been in there at least 6 weeks. Thanks for all the help!! Happy brewing.

Tom

SporkD2 08-05-2008 12:14 AM

Make a starter, if it ferments, its good

pcolson 08-05-2008 02:09 AM

may i add a question to that?
 
If i were to collect a slurry would that mean i would not need to pitch a new yeast package? or is that just a "helper"?

Rick500 08-05-2008 03:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pcolson (Post 785840)
If i were to collect a slurry would that mean i would not need to pitch a new yeast package? or is that just a "helper"?

Yep, you can use the slurry to make a starter and use that as the yeast for another batch.

pcolson 08-05-2008 03:50 AM

awesome thats good to know!

TheFlatline 08-06-2008 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eager_brewer (Post 785650)
Ok pretty straight forward question here. I have some slurry sitting in the fridge. It has been in a mason jar with plastic wrap on the top. I used a rubberband to hold it on. How long will the slurry last? It has been in there at least 6 weeks. Thanks for all the help!! Happy brewing.

Tom

If you use a starter, it will probably be fine if everything was sanitized. I've heard of yeast slurries being good for up to a year with a good starter.

eager_brewer 08-15-2008 02:09 AM

I did not make a starter. When I took it out of the fridge to warm up, with in 30 min I had a bubble in the plastic wrap. I put it into my wort and it started right off. Worked like a charm!


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