Originally Posted by Chris7687
A long, holiday vacation came up. Trying to find super magnets locally too.
The OG came out to be 1.072. Going to wash it in a few weeks and save it. How much can I divide the 2.5 gallon yeast cake into? If I divide the cake up into 2 mason jars, will one mason jar be strong enough of a starter later on?
Find somebody that has an old hard drive. There are some nice magnets it there.
You can make starters from very small amounts of yeast. You will need to do step starters from small amounts. Homebrewers often start from the dregs from bottles.
For the 2.5 gallon I would split the cake in two parts. If you keep them for no more than 3 weeks in the fridge I would just warm it up and pitch it. If longer you could look at mrmalty.com and use the slurry tab and age to determine how much you are starting with and how much to build up to.