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Old 09-17-2008, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default How long yeast live in warm fridge? 2 part'er

Due to wind storm in central Ohio, some of our yeast has been in a fridge without power for 3 days. Any idea if it will live? We have the Fat Tyre strain in there and bummed if it dies.

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Has anyone had success harvesting Fat Tire yeast from a bottle? I have a few sitting around and going to try to harvest from them if there has been previous success.

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Old 09-17-2008, 03:20 AM   #2
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Should be fine if it's under 80F or so. After all, we ferment ales for weeks at a time with yeast, in the 60s and 70s.

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I was kind of thinking the same thing, but unsure if once it was washed, if it would react differently.

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Are you sure that's the question you should be asking? I'd be more afraid of the yeast waking up and blowing up whatever you've got it stored in.

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AFAIK Fat Tire isn't bottle conditioned, its filtered, force carbed, and bottled.

so, you'll harvest nothing.

even bottle conditioned beers...many of them have a different yeast added to prime the bottles, different from the primary yeast for fermentation.

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