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Old 02-19-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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I just received my order from AHS, this will by my first time using white labs yeast. I plan to brew saturday should i stick the yeast in the fridge until then or will it be ok in a 68 degree house?

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Old 02-19-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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Keep it in the fridge. Take it out at the start of your brew day to get it back to room temp before you pitch it.

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Better yet make a starter tonite. I have one boiling right now.

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Better yet make a starter tonite. I have one boiling right now.
You're boiling a yeast starter???

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You're boiling a yeast starter???

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Uh, yeah, that's standard procedure to sanitize the starter wort.
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Boiling the wort before pitching the yeast is normal, but you said you were boiling the starter (i.e. after pitching the yeast).

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So?? Boiling up a starter? Boiling down a starter? Boiling over a starter?

Anyway, it's boiled cooled and pitched now.

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+1 for whiping up a starter if you have the time.

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Thanks for all the great info. I'd like to make a starter tonight, however I do not have any DME on hand. I do have 7lbs of LME that came with the AHS kit, would it hurt my final product if I took a little of the LME to make a starter?

If not, what LME/water ratio would I use for a vial of white labs?

I do have 2 lbs of dextrose on hand, could I use that and make "sugar water" for a starter?

this is my second experiment with liquid yeast, first time using a vial (last was a smack pack), so I am still learning

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Next time you order, purchase some extra light DME to keep on hand for making starters. Your yeast will love you for it!

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