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Old 03-27-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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I have an unscheduled brew that I will be doing tomorrow and I wanted to know if I can effectively use yeast that I washed earlier today and refrigerated? Is pitching washed yeast (24 hours after washing) a bad idea or should I try to make a starter in the morning for the washed yeast or just us dry yeast instead?

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If you have a sufficient quantity of slurry you can go ahead and pitch it. Fresher is better. If you need to build it up you can do a starter now and probably double the yeast in 12-18 hours.

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I have the slurry at the bottom of 2 pint size masonary jars slated for possible use tomorrow. I usually use 1 pint per 5 gallons allowing for the proper use of a starter. I had considered pitching onto the entire yeast cake but then recalled advice from this forum about being sure to wash the yeast properly first prior to pitching.

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Are your pint jars graduated? Typically I'll get about 50 ml in the bottom of of a pint jar. Two of those would be good for a 1.060 gravity ale. What are you brewing?

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Pitching your washed yeast into a mini starter in the morning will help wake them up and get them ready to chow your wort. I did this on my last brew after reading White and Zainasheff's book "Yeast," and my lag time went down and yeast health went up. Just boil and cool a quart or two of starter wort (or pull a bit off your mash), decant your washed yeast, swirl it up, and pitch. No need for a stir plate, it just wakes the yeastie beasties up

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Just pitch one of the pints straight into the wort. It will take off with no problems.

I just pitched a third of a cake, that had been in jars for the past 5 weeks, this evening. The airlock is going after 5 hours; a little too soon for my liking, I think I over-pitched. Fortunately it was PacMan, a neutral yeast so I'm not looking for any flavor contribution from the yeast.

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Are your pint jars graduated? Typically I'll get about 50 ml in the bottom of of a pint jar. Two of those would be good for a 1.060 gravity ale. What are you brewing?
I am brewing a modified (hoppier) version of NB Amber Ale. My wife calls it Much Better Amber because she thinks it has more flavor and body than the kit from NB.

5 Gallons
7.5 lbs Pale Malt
1.5 lbs Crystal 60L
1.5 lbs Munich
4 oz Flaked Wheat
1.5 oz Cascade 60 min.
.75 oz Cascade 15 min
.50 oz Cascade 5 min
.25 oz Cascade 2 min

use either US-05 or Wyeast American Ale to ferment.
SG 1.057 IBU 39



I did make a starter of the washed US-05 Chico this morning that will probably have about 6 hours head start on pitching. I'll have somewhere around 80 ml to pitch.

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Yeah if I have slurry that's less than a week old, I won't even bother making a starter. More than that and I like to at least get the yeast some nutrients and O2 so they're ready for another batch.

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