Originally Posted by helmingstay
Do you have any thoughts on periodically feeding stored yeast with a starter, maybe every 6-8 weeks, and then popping it back in the fridge? Aside from the sanitation question, it doesn't seem like a full "generation", the point isn't really to up the number of yeast but to top off their glycogen.
"Years" is quite a while -- no problem with off smells from autolysis?
Have never fed any as they were being stored, seems like a waste since you can use the same "feed" to make a starter with them as needed?
If I smell something "off" I make a starter, sometimes. They always seem to work, starter or not, when you pitch enough.