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Old 05-05-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Decanting yeast starter?

Wanted to do a trial run with the stir plate i built. Its been on the stir plate for about 18 hours so I think its about ready. How long is a starter viable for if I put it in the fridge and let the yeast fall out? Give it a day and pour out the excess wort? Or just leave it?

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Old 05-05-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Cold crashing in the fridge for a day is fine and dandy, so is throwing the whole thing in (if its under 2liters or so).

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Old 05-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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Check out beer geek nation on youtube. I think harvesting yeast would be the title. I think the guy said. Yeast will stay for up to 6 months.

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I've left starters in the fridge for a week plus before. Others have gone much longer.

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Are you like leaving the entire starter after you make or decanting it then adding the slurry when you brew?

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I leave enough wort to keep the yeast cake covered by ~1/2"...

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. In the fridge now so we will see how it does this weekend.

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