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Old 09-03-2009, 01:11 AM   #491
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You have four jars. Combine them into three and call it a victory.

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Old 09-03-2009, 01:44 AM   #492
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You have four jars. Combine them into three and call it a victory.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:58 AM   #493
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A couple of my jars have maybe an eighth of an inch of air... I wonder if I should pop them into the FoodSaver canister and get the air out.

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Old 09-04-2009, 01:16 AM   #494
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I tried searching for my question, sorry if I missed the answer!
At the final stage, when I'm ready to make my starter, do I discard the liquid and pitch the trub/stuff at the bottom of the mason jar into the flask? Or is it the other way around, pour only the liquid into the starter flask and discard the trub/stuff at the bottom? Thanks a million.

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Old 09-04-2009, 01:41 AM   #495
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The sediment is the yeast.

I make a starter with it when I'm ready to use it.

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:37 PM   #496
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Thanks Bernie.

I followed your steps to what I hope is a successful first washing. Irish Ale yeast from White Labs.

I also have a small headspace in each jar, from the brim to the bottom of neck about 3/4 inch. I'm thinking: a)Let it go. b)bottled water. c) cooled boiled water. d) the combining of jars I read about earlier. Recommendations anyone?


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Old 09-14-2009, 05:39 PM   #497
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Do I need to make a starter with this method? Or can I just pitch the yeast in right away to the cooled wort? How many ounces would I need to not make a starter?

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Old 09-14-2009, 06:45 PM   #498
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It's pretty much always better to make a starter, I don't understand why everyone is so reluctant, other than the cost of the DME. Whether or not you need one depends on how much yeast you end up with in the bottom of the jar, not the volume of liquid. It also depends on how long you keep it in the fridge before using it. The pitching rate calculator says you lose about 5% viability per week.

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Old 09-16-2009, 10:16 PM   #499
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Thanks Bernie!

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:55 PM   #500
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Yep, check the pitching rate calculator if you are ever in dought. It is an awesome piece of software!

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