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Old 02-17-2011, 01:24 AM   #1
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The yeast I washed and was storing in my Frig accidentally froze...

Once it thaws out is it worth keeping around?

Thanks...!

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Old 02-17-2011, 01:26 AM   #2
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You exploded their little cells when you froze them. They are now in yeast heaven.

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There is usually a small % that survives, but unless you are talking about some unique strain it is not worth it. But think positive, you get to practice washing more yeast!!

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The yeast I washed and was storing in my Frig accidentally froze...

Once it thaws out is it worth keeping around?

Thanks...!
I froze a washed yeast. I made a starter out of the thawed mixture. It kicked off in under 12 hours and made an award winning beer.

Starter is essential to check it is viable and not full of nasty stuff.

Yeast are hardier than people give them credit for

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