The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Using White Lab tubes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-02-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
Faxon7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 5
Default Using White Lab tubes

Hi, I am using a tube of White Labs for the first time, Belgian Wit.
My intent is to make a starter, and use part of the tube for inoculating slants.
The question I have, though, is can the tube be sealed back up and refrigerated after pulling the amount needed for the starter? Or is it absolutely necessary to perform all steps at once when the tube is opened?
Thanks for any help,
Josh

__________________
Faxon7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
BoundForBeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 414
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I think all at once would be best. That you can just pitch the whole tube into a starter and wait till after fermentation have TONS of yeast to slant. You want to make sure your not underpitching even if you are making a starter. just my 2 cents

__________________
BoundForBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2011, 06:50 PM   #3
-TPM-
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arrowhead, CA
Posts: 87
Default

Are you planning on making 2 starters from the one tube? Half a tube is far more than you need for slanting (you only need a few drips).

As for can you reseal it and slant later, that shouldn't be a problem as long as you make the starter aseptically (ie over a flame so nothing gets in the vial).

__________________
-TPM- is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
Ovidsmuse
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 47
Likes Given: 1

Default

I second TPM's suggestion of using a flame, and would add that you should spray the outside of the tube with sanitizer before opening it.

__________________
Ovidsmuse is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2011, 07:36 PM   #5
Faxon7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks for the suggestions. The plan was to make the starter first, then do the slanting later on as time permits.

__________________
Faxon7 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
Hooray for blow off tubes!!!! DirtyPolock Fermentation & Yeast 2 10-12-2010 12:32 AM
Okay to use sterile conical tubes without sanitizing? ramey70 Fermentation & Yeast 5 10-11-2010 10:26 PM
blow off tubes WildGingerBrewing Fermentation & Yeast 4 09-14-2010 03:25 PM
1.5ml tubes alright for storing frozen yeast? bovineblitz Fermentation & Yeast 8 07-26-2010 06:12 PM
autoclave white labs tubes Beertk Fermentation & Yeast 6 03-23-2010 03:24 AM