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Old 10-14-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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I'm going to can some wort for starters in my pressure cooker.

If I make a starter and need to use 200 ml wort from one of the jars, do I need to dispose of the rest of the jar once it's been opened, or can I close and refrigerate it for use when I step up. Would I need to boil it at that point?

Not sure how quickly or easily it becomes contaminated after opening.

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My practice is to dispose of any unused wort. You spend so much time and effort making the wort sterile, that I would hate to open it to infection while in the fridge and after being opened. Plus there's a lot of break material in the last 100-200 ml that I throw away anyways.

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My practice is to dispose of any unused wort. You spend so much time and effort making the wort sterile, that I would hate to open it to infection while in the fridge and after being opened. Plus there's a lot of break material in the last 100-200 ml that I throw away anyways.
I'll second this.

If you need to do smaller starters, just use different size canning jars (1 pint, 1 quart, 2 quarts, etc) and you'll have flexibility. That's what I do. 1-qt or 2-qt.

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