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Old 02-24-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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so i planned on doing a RIS this weekend but plans changed and i dont have the time. i already started my starter though. will it be able to last a week, untill i can start brewing or will i need to get more yeast?

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Old 02-24-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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so i planned on doing a RIS this weekend but plans changed and i dont have the time. i already started my starter though. will it be able to last a week, untill i can start brewing or will i need to get more yeast?
Just put it in the fridge & it should be fine, you could always decant it a day or two before you are ready to brew and add some fresh wort if you are worried.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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I've left a starter out for a week and it was just fine. As long as the temp doesn't get to high you should be okay. I would recommend sticking it in the fridge if it's gonna be more than 5 days or so though.

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I've left a starter out for a week and it was just fine. As long as the temp doesn't get to high you should be okay. I would recommend sticking it in the fridge if it's gonna be more than 5 days or so though.
i like the sound of this. Things around here have been busy for past couple of weeks, and I made a starter for a brew on the first of March, but haven't had the time to do the brew, as a typical brew day for me is around 8 hrs start to finish (this includes bringing the wort to proper pitching temps, and getting everything clean, that means you CFC.)
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