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Old 05-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Long will my washed yeast stay viable in the fridge? Another brew day is unfortunately several weeks out?

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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It's my understanding it will stay good for months. Just make a starter.

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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I've used yeast that was 6 months old to make a starter, and it worked just fine. I've heard claims as much as a year or more, but I haven't tried that myself...

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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The key here is a good yeast starter, with a stir plate if you have one

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #5
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I am currently stepping up some washed pacman yeast from over a year old. It had been washed three times before storage (in February of 2011). It took about 24 hours to show signs of life but its going strong now.

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:51 AM   #6
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I've saved washed yeast for several months. Make sure to make a starter with it if you let it sit for more than a couple weeks. Mr. Malty is a great resource for just repitching a slurry or making a starter. You can input when you harvested the yeast and it will estimate viability based on this.

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone!

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