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Old 12-01-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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This the question. When do I decant my starter if it's on a stir plate. Do I chill after 2 days or so when the growth phase is finished? Do I let it ferment all the way out? Thanks for the help as usual

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Old 12-01-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Allow the starter to completely ferment (e.g., 2 days), chill for 12 hours @ ~40F, decant, and pitch.

If the starter temperature is not within 10F of the wort, slowly add wort to the starter to equalize the temperature before pitching.

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Old 12-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #3
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awesome, thanks

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