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Old 11-04-2013, 02:05 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the feedback. I ended up making at 1500 ml starter using the yeast in my pic. I made the starter on a Friday evening and it took around 24 hours to get going. I brewed Sunday and pitched the entire 1500 ml starter and visible fermentation was evident within 4-5 hours. Glad I made the starter.

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I've had much better results doing a starter with washed yeast (versus no starter), usually 1000ml-1500ml. After reading Jamil's Yeast book, I've never gone over 3 weeks before repitching. 5 months, wow, that's gutsy.

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I've had much better results doing a starter with washed yeast (versus no starter), usually 1000ml-1500ml. After reading Jamil's Yeast book, I've never gone over 3 weeks before repitching. 5 months, wow, that's gutsy.
There are other points of view also...

http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...viability.html
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