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Old 02-02-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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I put my 2 liter starter on my stir plate yesterday around noon, White Labs Belgian Abby Yeast. Everything was going great, went to bed left it on the stir plate. Woke up to a mess....goopy dough all down the sides of my flask. I just stopped stir plate, cleaned beaker and put in fridge to separate.

Is my starter still good is my only question? I am making a five gallon batch of Belgian Blonde, and its a huge starter, but after reading some posts I am just afraid all my good yeast is on the counter....and now in my washing machine.....

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Old 02-02-2014, 07:08 PM   #2
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Your starter vessel still has viable yeast. You will need to determine how much yeast you have. Estimate after cold crashing.

Build a new starter based on your estimate of remaining yeast.

Use a much larger container of some sort. The container you use only needs a flat bottom for the stir bar to rotate on.

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