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Old 04-28-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Second best way to "rouse" a slurry

No time for an actual starter. I'm brewing tomorrow come hell or high water. I have 4ozs of a super clean Thames Valley slurry that's 3 weeks old. I have no dme, but I have 16ozs of frozen wort, it's only around 1.020. It's just 6 row and flaked maize.

Use that, or make a real wort starter from the batch tomorrow, I could let it sit 5-6 hours until it gets rolling then direct pitch.


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It would depend on your upcoming beer, but... consider this.

4 oz of slurry = 118ml

According to Mr Malty, you'd only need 130ml of slurry to inoculate a 5gal, 1050 wort. I'd say you have ~ 1.75 vials in hand now. If you wanted to rouse your yeast, just use your 16 oz starter, thaw it out, boil it for 10-15 minutes to kill any baddies, chill it and pitch your yeast slurry into it before starting your brew day tomorrow morning.

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It would depend on your upcoming beer, but... consider this.

4 oz of slurry = 118ml

According to Mr Malty, you'd only need 130ml of slurry to inoculate a 5gal, 1050 wort. I'd say you have ~ 1.75 vials in hand now. If you wanted to rouse your yeast, just use your 16 oz starter, thaw it out, boil it for 10-15 minutes to kill any baddies, chill it and pitch your yeast slurry into it before starting your brew day tomorrow morning.
That's what I'd do! If your slurry is only 3 weeks old, it's fresher than any vial or smack pack I ever bought. I'd go ahead and boil down some of the starter wort, just to "wake up" the yeast abit today, and pitch tomorrow.
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Sounds good. It just goes against my nature to put 6row and flaked maize wort in a delicious pale ale.

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LOL... it's all about the percentages. I'd say that you don't really HAVE to even do that much but you'd underpitch a bit.

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