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Old 10-13-2014, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Starters: how soon is too soon?

Let me preface my question with my tight schedule. I travel for work for 10 day shifts, I will be home Wednesday. I have one boil planned Thursday, and one Friday. Saturday and Sunday I will be on my sailboat, likely for the last run of the season. Monday I'm gone again for another 10 day run.

Now, with that in mind is it too quick to have my roommate make a starter Tuesday night and pitch on my brewdays 2-3 days later? OG is <1.060 on each

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Old 10-13-2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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No, that is not too soon to make a starter. If I had a tight schedule I would make my starters a week or two ahead of time. No problem keeping a starter refrigerated. On brew day they will be fully ready for decanting.

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Old 10-13-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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I made a starter from a WL008 yeast for my Pumpkin Ale. It spent about two days on the stir plate and then I cold crashed it in the fridge. I think it was in the fridge for over a week, maybe 10 days before I actually made the wort and pitched it. Looking at my notes in beersmith, fermentation took off within 8 hours and is hovering pretty close to my estimated final gravity 3 week later.

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Old 10-13-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
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Hopefully I can has an easier time table next batch, but I'm happy to know I haven't screwed myself yet. Thanks guys!

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