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Old 08-05-2008, 12:11 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-05-2008, 12:14 AM   #2
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Make a starter, if it ferments, its good

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Old 08-05-2008, 02:09 AM   #3
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Default 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"?

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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.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:50 AM   #5
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awesome thats good to know!

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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.

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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.
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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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