Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Starter from fridge question - room temp?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-23-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
pretzelb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 486
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Starter from fridge question - room temp?

For the first time I'm about to use a starter that I've stored in the fridge (instead of not storing it in a fridge for a few days). I plan to pour out most of the extra wort on the top but one thing I'm not sure about is whether to warm it up. Should you take the starter out and let it acclimate to room temperature? Or should you just pitch it right from the fridge? I thought I read it's easier on the yeast if it's in the same temperature ballpark as the wort. But it would be nice to keep the starter out of the way and in the fridge until I need it.

__________________
pretzelb is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: , Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,597
Liked 413 Times on 317 Posts
Likes Given: 617

Default

Let it warm up close to your wort temp before you pitch. I usually pull the starter outta the fridge and decant before I start my brew.

__________________
Hammy71 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2010, 08:06 PM   #3
Montanaandy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,016
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 75

Default Starter temp

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hammy71 View Post
Let it warm up close to your wort temp before you pitch. I usually pull the starter outta the fridge and decant before I start my brew.
I used to warm the starter to room temp. Then I read an article that indicated that taking the starter directly from the fridge and pitching it was preferable. I have had great success with my beers when I have pitched the starter directly from the fridge. I normally don't bother to decant and this has not made any difference either. I would suggest pitching cold a few times and comparing the results with pitching at room temp and deciding for yourself. Montanaandy
__________________
Montanaandy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oktoberfest at room temp? PittATL Fermentation & Yeast 17 08-06-2010 05:06 PM
bottle temp v. room temp Powers Fermentation & Yeast 2 04-26-2010 09:08 PM
Fermenting room temp????? mike1978 Fermentation & Yeast 8 11-23-2009 09:13 PM
Fermenting in fridge/freezer - when ambient/room temp colder than desired? RoaringBrewer Fermentation & Yeast 15 10-29-2009 01:40 AM
Question about yeast starter temp Belmont Fermentation & Yeast 13 08-14-2009 06:21 PM